Is your child a chocolate lover? How would your child like to wear chocolate shoes to school? Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces is an engaging, humorous story about a boy whose Mom sends him to school in shoes made of chocolate. What would your child do if you sent them to school in shoes made of chocolate? I know my kids would eat these shoes right up.
This is a great book to read aloud during mealtime because the pictures are engaging and the story is funny and easy to follow. A perfect book to read during mealtime or better yet, dessert! Children also love books that make you imagine the unexpected. I never thought about wearing chocolate shoes until I read this book! The book takes the reader through different scenarios, a shirt as birthday cake and his sister shoes made of ice cream cones. Towards the end of the story, his shoes feel sort of tight. What would make them less tight? Maybe take a little bite……
When reading this book, ask your child questions such as “What would you do if your shoes were made of chocolate?”, “How would your tummy feel if you ate all of that chocolate?”, etc. Use print referencing strategies when reading the book by pointing to the title and author’s name. Have your child recognize some sight words within the story and point out words such as “yum” that your child can read to help participate. To learn more about print referencing, check out my article here.
The book also includes a delicious recipe of creating chocolate shoe cookies of your own!
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Stephanie Sorkin, the author of Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces is also the author of Nutley, the Nut Free Squirrel. To see my review of Nutley the Nut Free Squirrel, click here. To learn more about Stephanie Sorkin, check out her website here.
Stephanie is donating a portion of the proceeds made from this book to an organization called Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls is an institution dedicated to fighting poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributes these shoes and clothes to those in need and is designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.For many children in this country and world, getting a fresh pair of sneakers is not always possible. For more information about Soles4Souls click here.
To sign up for your own shoe drive, click here.