Thursday, August 27, 2020

Summer Feet - a bookwrap


Summer Feet 

Authored by Sheree Fitch
Illustrated by Carolyn Fisher

* Ages:  3-8
* Grade Level: PS-3
* Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing
* Pub. Date:  June 8, 2020
* Language:  English

Editorial Reviews

"Summer Feet will have you wiggling your naked feet to the delightful tongue-twisting lip-slippery rhymes of one of Canada's favourite writers. You'll want to sink your feet into wet-wormy squeal-squirmy dark cocoa earth, march through the middle of malicious puddles or splash-dash into the water with your flutter-kicking, dog-paddling, splash-you-back summer feet. Fisher's illustrations are just as lively as Fitch's text and you?ll want to read this magical book over and over again." —Canada Children's Book News (Toronto, ON)

"Sheree Fitch, an award-winning poet, gives us a paean to summer's barefoot adventures that plays with words and captures the excitement of children released not only from the confines of home and school, but also from the need to wear shoes and socks.... A fun summer read for all ages." —Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, ON)

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The Book

I love Sheree Fitch's work.  She is dubbed as Canada's Dr. Seuss and kids love her books and wonderful sense of humour.  Her newest book, "Summer Feet", is a celebration of many things you can experience while toe-trucking through your world.  Kids will be delighted to shed their shoes and socks and say... 

"Hello toes, our tootsie friends
  Hello, summer feet again!" 

FREEDOM!   Freedom to explore, discover and wander-wild every single day finally letting your piggies go... unleashed!  Those bare-naked feet will get tickled as they race through pastures of grass, get mushy and dirty as they sink deep into the mud, twirl and pirouette as they dance in the rain, and wobble-dy-walk to escape the ouch ouch of gravelly rocks,  just to name a few.  

The rhythmic words and playful scenarios will be a great hit with kids and encourage them to let loose their ten little digits ( at least for the summer season) and de-feet that feeling of being held back before they must re-boot once again as the weather cools down. 

The illustrations show a diversity of kids and are colourful and whimsical with text swirling through them.  The flavour of the book is bright, happy and summery. I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!

Meet the Author

Sheree Fitch is an award-winning poet, storyteller, and educator. Her picture books, novels, and plays have delighted both children and adults since 1987. Sheree lives with her husband, Gilles, in River John, Nova Scotia, on their hobby farm, Happy Doodle Do, with a donkey, two dogs, a cat, and a few other critters. They run a seasonal bookstore, Mabel Murple's Book Shoppe and Dreamery, which highlights storytelling, literacy, Atlantic Canadian books and writers. Visit her at

About the Illustrator

Award-winning artist/author Carolyn Fisher has illustrated seven children's books, two of which she also wrote. Her most recent titles are Weeds Find a Way and Good Night, World. Her art has been exhibited in the US and Canada. In addition to teaching at art college for seven years, Carolyn has talked to thousands of kids in schools and libraries about making books. See more of her work at or follow her on Instagram: @carolyn_fisher_illustration.

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