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coverWhose Shoes? A Shoe for Every Job
What do you want to be when you grow up? People work in various jobs. Very often, clothes fit the job. The right shoes, for example, can make a job easier or safer. A nurse wouldn't wear construction boots, and a construction worker wouldn't wear ballet slippers. There is the right shoe for every job. Stephen Swinburne explores various occupations through a simple, lively text and bright, colorful photographs. The book includes a guessing game that invites young readers to guess which shoe matches which job. This engaging book offers a unique way of asking children what they want to be when they grow up.


"Different kinds of occupations require different types of shoes. For example, while construction workers need sturdy boots to protect their feet from injuries, mail carriers prefer comfortable walking shoes and office workers may prioritize fashion and style. With photographs that prompt children to guess which shoes belong with which occupation, this entertaining book encourages children to think about job requirements and future career possibilities."

Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children, July 31, 2010, Review by Yana V. Rodgers "" (New Brunswick, NJ)



In 1883, a man named Jan Matzeliger created the first machine to make shoes. It was called the lasting machine. It stitched the top leather part of the shoe to the bottom sole, which allowed many shoes to be made quickly. His invention was so important that he has his own stamp.


If your shoelace is untied, someone is thinking of you.

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