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Wednesday 27 November 2019

Review: One Blue Shoe

Jane Godwin author of Birthday Baby, Starting School, and What Do You Wish For? has created a new world of numbers and counting in, One Blue Shoe.

One blue shoe is missing, can you find it by the end of the story?

Godwin introduces the numbers 1 to 10 using rhyme. She skilfully encourages readers to count the bright whimsical objects, illustrated by Jane Reiseger, reinforcing the concept of number.

Older children will enjoy testing their counting skills, as they play with the concepts of addition  and subtraction that can be found within this book.

'Three balls bouncing around 
Two in the air and one on the ground.'

The setting, objects and animals within the book are ones that many children would be familiar with: balls, ladybugs, cars, teddy bears, blocks and even socks. While these items can be found in the real world, Godwin and Reiseger have created a dreamy feeling of childhood innocence and joy. Making the learning of early mathematical concepts fun. 

One Blue Shoe will captivate readers as they count their way through the story and then count everything on the gorgeous and enchanting double page spread towards the end of the book.

Another story collaboration by Godwin and Reiseger is Red House, Blue House, Green House, Treehouse!

Title: One Blue Shoe
Author: Jane Godwin
Illustrator: Jane Reiseger
Publisher: Affirm Press, $19.99
Publication Date: 24 September 2019
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781925870558
For ages: 2 – 6
Type: Picture Book