There’s something in that tall bamboo.
Oh, my goodness! It’s a shoe!
A mouse comes across a shoe and sets out to find its owner. A conscientious role model, this determined mouse asks an unlikely assortment of animals if the shoe belongs to them, hears about their own shoes, and receives a surprising reward at the end. Eve Bunting’s cheerful rhymed text and Sergio Ruzzier’s charmingly unique illustrations make this a delightful book to share with a young child.
Anne Evelyn Bunting, also known as Eve Bunting, is a Northern Ireland-born American writer of more than 250 books. Her work covers a broad array of subjects and includes fiction and non-fiction books. Her novels are primarily aimed at children and young adults, but she has also written the text for picture books.
Sergio Ruzzier is a picture book author and illustrator.
He was born in Milan, Italy, in 1966, and began his career as an illustrator in 1986.
In 1995 he moved to New York City, where he’s been creating pictures and stories for national and international magazines and book publishers.
His work has been awarded by American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and The Society of Publication Designers.
He won the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal for The Room of Wonders and for his illustrations for Why Mole Shouted.
He was a recipient of the 2011 Sendak Fellowship.