Tuesday, July 14, 2020

"Put Yourself in My Shoes" - a bookwrap


Authored by Susanna Isem
Illustrated by Mylene Rigaudie

* Ages:  3-7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Publisher:  nubeOCHO
Pub. Date:  Sept. 25, 2020
* Hardcover:  40 pages
* Language:  English

Editorial Review

It would be easy to slide into a predictable, pedantic conclusion, but Isern instead chooses an earnest, heartwarming turn. Rigaudie's close-up look at this pastel insect world makes lesson-learning all the more inviting. Tiny details delight: not just the insects' many shoes, but puffs of steam emanating from cups of tea and Ladybug's tiny clothespins ----Kirkus

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

Cricket is out for a walk and discovers that Ladybug is having a huge problem.  She has lost one of her spots and is searching frantically to find it.  Cricket listens to her dilemma and then shrugs it off because he doesn't have any spots so to him it's not important.  Next he encounters Bee whose wing is tangled up so she cannot fly. To Cricket?...  not important... he hardly ever uses his wings.  With Spider's encounter he reveals that he is nearly out of silk and must produce lots before his store opens and Centipede is very busy  producing an abundance of shoes for himself because he's running short of them.  ALL these problems are not important to Cricket so he continues on his walk. 

When the tables are turned and Cricket finds that he is facing a personal problem of his own will anyone help him or will they think it's not that important?  

This book teaches a valuable life lesson about being a good friend and helping others.  It highlights kindness and empathy.  "Put Yourself in My Shoes"  helps kids understand the importance of not being self-absorbed but to avail onesself to other's needs and help them.  

This would be a wonderful book to add to an elementary classroom or school library. It would be a perfect book to share the first week back at school with young students.  It endows kids to take the time to consider others.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 Hugs! 

Meet the Author

Susanna Isern has published over sixty books worldwide, translated into over a dozen languages. She has been awarded the Silver Medal in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, and her book Bogo the Fox Who Wanted Everything is a Junior Library Guild Selection. She works as a child psychologist and writer. 

About the Illustrator

Mylène Rigaudie has been an illustrator since 2007, after studies in visual communication and comics. She lives in Angoulême, in New Aquitaine, where she works in the multidisciplinary workshop "Le Gratin". In black pencil and graphic tablet for colors, she illustrates many stories for the press and youth publishing. In her pictures she likes to draw nature, plants, animals. His images are full of little details.

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