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Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes

By Sujean Rim (Hardcover Book, 2009)
Birdie carefully slipped her little toes into one shoe,
then slid into the other.


She looked at herself in the mirror...
and gasped.

Birdie can't wait to be just like her mom. She loves wearing jewelry, spritzing perfume bottles, and dressing up in front of the mirror. But more than anything, Birdie fantasizes about her mother's fancy high-heels. She can't wait to try them on and do all the things she likes to do wearing beautiful "big-girl shoes."

Little girls will love walking with Birdie as she spends a day in her mother's shoes, but in the end they may find that, like Birdie, they like their "barefoot shoes" best of all.

With playful watercolors and clever textured cut-paper designs, this precious picture book will speak to every little girl who longs to be a "big-girl".

  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316044707

    • On Sale Date: 09/01/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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Birdie carefully slipped her little toes into one shoe,
then slid into the other.


She looked at herself in the mirror...
and gasped.

Birdie can't wait to be just like her mom. She loves wearing jewelry, spritzing perfume bottles, and dressing up in front of the mirror. But more than anything, Birdie fantasizes about her mother's fancy high-heels. She can't wait to try them on and do all the things she likes to do wearing beautiful "big-girl shoes."

Little girls will love walking with Birdie as she spends a day in her mother's shoes, but in the end they may find that, like Birdie, they like their "barefoot shoes" best of all.

With playful watercolors and clever textured cut-paper designs, this precious picture book will speak to every little girl who longs to be a "big-girl".

Sujean Rim is best known for her signature watercolor designs on the popular DailyCandy Web site. Originally a shoe and accessory designer, Sujean has been commissioned by clients including Tiffany & Co., Barneys, Elle Decor, and Target. She illustrated the DAILY CANDY A to Z: Insider's Guide to the Sweet Life and The Daily Candy Lexicon book, and she has designed a number of book covers. She lives with her husband in New York. Visit her online at www.sujeanrim.com.

  • "The bold, stylized watercolor and collage illustrations, paired with spare, simple text, are set against ample white space and burst with bright, attractive textile patterns. A light confection for the preschool dress-up set." -SLJ

  • "Text and art successfully merge throughout...Rim's bold, retro-styled watercolor collages and textured accents provide spunk. Kick back and relax for some fashionable fun." -Kirkus Reviews

  • "Rim's gossamer watercolors exude a breezy √©lan and they pop with luscious color--the pinks are especially juicy. The exaggerated scenes of Birdie trying on her mother's shoes are priceless...and the target audience will identify both with Birdie's desire to play grownup and her epiphany that barefoot is better." -Publishers Weekly

  • "Sassy and fabulous." -Book Review Digest

  • "Watercolors are applied to sketches with vigor, while the clothes and shoes that keep our attention are created with wildly patterned collage." -Children's Literature

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Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 9-3/4" x 9-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316044707
  • On Sale Date: 09/01/2009
Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes