- Reading level: Ages 4 and up
- Paperback: 50 pages
- Publisher: Eloquent Books (August 18, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1609760069
- ISBN-13: 978-1609760069
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Rating: 5/5
- Flames: 0
Mia receives a very special pair of shoes from her grandmother, which she believes possess magical powers. After she grows out of her lovely red slippers, she realizes the magic of her shoes comes not from simply possessing them but from wearing them. Struggling with a desire to keep her shoes, Mia ultimately makes the decision to share them with a friend, who will be able to wear and love them, only to then discover that the magic of her ruby-red slippers lives on through her act of giving.
There are children's books that we come in contact with that bring that special feeling back into your life. This is one of them. For older kids, the story is fun and inviting. For younger kids, you have to edit the story as you go, but it is still an amazing hit. Even for my 1 year old daughter, it was a fun treat.
This is a great book that not only teaches the value of treasured possessions, but also important life lessons!
I highly recommend it to all parents with kids- girls do seem to enjoy it more than boys though. :0)
(taken from her amazon author page)
Dee Dee Fox, an Arizona native and long time resident of Rapid City, South Dakota, is a freelance writer and public speaker who has worked in the publishing industry for over fifteen years. Having first begun her writing career as Assistant Editor for a regional publication in Phoenix, Arizona, she went on to personally start three successful magazines from the ground up. As editor and publisher of these magazines, DeeDee honed her skills as both a writer and an editor. She is a member of the International Women's Writing Guild and the International Writing Center's Association. Ms. Fox speaks publicly in a variety of venues providing training to youth and adults. DeeDee is a mother of four, who lives on a farm in rural South Dakota with her charming husband, their youngest child, who has yet to leave for college, a loveable dog named Ace, and too many chickens to count.