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Look! I Can Tie My Shoes! (All Aboard Reading) Paperback – July 22, 2002

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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 1-A little girl loves all kinds of shoes-high-tops, flip-flops, jellies, wellies-all but the ones with laces, since she cannot tie them. So Mom shows her how, with the aid of step-by-step, numbered illustrations of a shoe with eyelets and two colored ties. The rhyming text is simple, with only a few words per page. Colorful, descriptive pictures add to the story, particularly the clear instructions for tying a bow. This book is a good addition to beginning-reader collections, and it is wonderful to have a shoelace-tying lesson as well.
Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the School & Library Binding edition.

About the Author

Amy Wummer lives in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is the illustrator of many books for children, including recent Horrible Harry books, in addition to several from the Night Before series.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: All Aboard Reading
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (July 22, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448426765
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448426761
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #799,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The previous reviewer was too kind.

I thought my precocious 5-year-old granddaughter would have great fun with this. Her favorite things are shoes and problem solving puzzles.

When she and I could not make heads or tails of the illustrations, I thought it was just that we were distracting each other and I left her to figure it out on her own with a big shoe.

Eventually she threw the book aside in defeat and allowed as how she'll keep on with her bunny ears technique.

Later, I sat with the book (and shoe) myself and tried my darnedest to end up with tied shoelaces based on the steps (1-7) given.

No helpful instructions appear, just illustrations by a person who color codes the laces and then reverses the colors for step 7, by which time it really doesn't matter.

This book should be taken off the market.

Tying shoes is a milestone for a child's sense of accomplishment and competence.

Causing readers to surrender to hopelessness and to doubt their capabilities instead is outrageous.
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While this book was easy for my son to read, it did nothing to help him learn to tie his shoes.
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My daughter read this book at the library and love it so much she begged me to purchase it for her! Now we have had other books about tying shoes that had laces and more detailed hands on information. This book doesn't contain those hands on tools, and the pictures aren't very good at explaining shoe tying. However, I've learned by teaching my kids, shoe tying is more of a hands-on skill anyway. This book is a good read, funny with nice pictures, Couldn't ask more from a children's book purchase.
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This book was incredibly confusing to me.....and I know how to tie my shoes. My seven year old looked at it and was instantly turned off. Not at all worth it.
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