September 2023, Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins, 40 pp
Pura Belprè Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor winner C. G. Esperanza delivers color, rhythm, and style in this rollicking tale about everyday treasures turned magical!
Red kicks, green kicks, yellow kicks, blue!
Colorful, psychedelic sneakers hang from telephones wires all over the city. Up in the sky, they hang for all to marvel at. But when a few special pairs get knocked down, the kids have to try them on. Soon they’re racing, dancing, leaning to fly! These enchanted sneaks are out of this world—but where did they come from? And who would ever leave these behind? This joyous picture book is full of fun read aloud moments—perfect for story time and craft activity inspiration!
KIRKUS – “A strikingly original pourquoi tale in which tennis shoes make life much more interesting.”
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY – “[A] unique adventure told in tuneful, rhythmic rhyme.”