Sadie and the Silver Shoes

Written by Jane Godwin
Illustrated by Anna Walker

Sadie loves her shoes. She has three older brothers and sometimes the only new clothes she gets are underwear and shoes. When her mother buys her very special silver shoes, she doesn’t want to take them off. So she loses one shoe in a stream. Of course, she has to wear one silver shoe. The other girls at school find that a reason to tease her. When a new girl moves in, Sadie eventually finds out she has the other shoe. They become fast friends.

Readers can learn so much about being yourself and about what can make a good friendship from this simple story. The illustrator has managed to capture Sadie’s joy in her silver shoes and in her new-found friend – from Sadie kicking her feet with the new shoes on to Sadie and Ellie dancing together at the end.

Lots to enjoy and lots to discuss from this cute tale.

  • Sadie and the Silver Shoes2Title: Sadie and the Silver Shoes
  • Author: Jane Godwin
  • Illustrator: Anna Walker
  • Published: Candlewick Press, 2019
  • Reviewer: Sue Poduska
  • Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
  • Grade Level: PreK to 2
  • Genre: Friendship, Self-determination
  • ISBN: 978-1-5362-0480-3

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