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Cozy, creative, and interactive, this picture book depicts the joy a young child can find in a wet day. Full color....

Title : Holly's Red Boots
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ISBN : 9780823421589
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Holly's Red Boots Reviews

  • Laurie
    2019-02-21 20:29

    Booklist (September 1, 2008 (Vol. 105, No. 1))Preschool-Grade 2. It is snowing, and Holly is excited to play outside. Mom says that she needs her red boots, even though Holly protests: “I promised my slippers I would show them the snow!” Accompanied by Jasper the cat, Holly hunts for her boots, finding many other red things: a red hat, a red toy car, and even red socks for Jasper. Eventually, she finds her boots (on her large toy dinosaur) and after some left-right foot confusion, she is ready. Unfortunately, during the boot hunt, the snow has melted: “Now my boots have nowhere to go!” Happily, those red boots are also perfect for puddle-splashing fun with Mom. Children will enjoy the animated narrative, with lively, pigtailed Holly’s whimsical descriptions of her interactions with Mom and her seek-and-find, and they will appreciate the ways that Holly overcomes disappointment and finds alternative fun. Charming, cheery illustrations, richly hued and textured, depict the sometimes comical, chaotic household search with bright patterns, playful detail, and familiar items. An entertaining and supportive offering.Horn Book (Spring 2009)Before Holly can play in the snow, she has to look for her red boots. Her search turns up many red objects--"a bathrobe, an umbrella, a bag"--but by the time she finally finds the boots, the snow has melted. Never mind, boots are good for playing in puddles, too. Large, vibrant illustrations enhance the childlike atmosphere of this enjoyable story.Kirkus Reviews (August 1, 2008)Holly wants to make a snowman, but cannot find her red boots to keep her feet dry. "I promised my slippers I would show them the snow!" she explains to her mom as she gets ready to step out in her green bunny slippers. With broad strokes of the brightest and deepest colors, the illustrations effortlessly convey Holly's infectious enthusiasm for life as she and Jasper the cat look at everything red they can find--and there are a lot of ordinary and extraordinary red items to find. Her red toy car is big enough to carry Holly and Jasper, but it won't keep her feet dry, and the decorative sombrero she climbed up to get in the closet is so big it just about swallows her up. Other dress-up gear will bring the giggles out, especially the little red socks that fit right on Jasper's ears. Holly will make everyone smile, even after she finds the red boots, figures out which is the right and left foot and discovers the snow has all melted into deliciously splashable puddles. The seamless combination of art and text will be rollicking fun for young readers. (Picture book. 3-5)School Library Journal (September 1, 2008)PreS-Gr 1-Eager to get out into the freshly fallen snow with her cat, Holly heads for the door in her slippers. Mom playfully reminds her that she needs to wear her red boots, and the child hunts throughout the house for them. A toy car and Mexican hat fit Holly's needs (the car will keep her slippers off the ground and the hat will prevent snow from falling on her feet). But Mom is insistent on boots so the youngster looks high and low for hints of red until she discovers them under the stairs. Rushing outside, she finds that the snow has already melted. In a satisfying conclusion, Holly's mom shows her the fun that boots and puddles can create. The bright, childlike art uses multiple perspectives and bold swatches of color to portray the freckled preschooler, her patient mom, and the chaotic house search. Youngsters who tend to take their time with any task and like the "search" as much as the "find" will giggle at Holly's antics, and older readers will appreciate the inventiveness of her search.-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WI Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

  • Cricket Muse
    2019-03-09 20:30

    Holly wants to show her slippers and her cat Jasper the new fallen snow outside. Her mother teases her about being a “silly billy” and a “funny bunny” for not understanding she must wear her boots to go out and play. And so in Holly’s Red Boots author and illustrator Francesca Chessa has the intrepid Holly search high and low throughout her house for the missing red boots. Will she find them sooner than later because as we all know, snow waits for no one, especially little girls who can’t find their boots.Whimsical, brightly engaging and playful are some of the words that come to mind when reading this delightful story. The lighthearted teasing of the mother is a reminder that young children aren’t always logical in their thinking and that humor is a welcome alternative to parental exasperation. The large childishly crayoned drawings add to the capricious tone. And there is that cat Jasper. How many cats look forward to playing in snow? An ideal book for either the beginning of winter or between seasons when the weather is ficklish between winter’s leaving and spring’s arrival. This is definitely a repeat reader.

  • J-Lynn
    2019-02-28 00:35

    This story is a fun read aloud for pre-school children. It follows Holly as she tries to find her red boots so she can play in the snow but, by the time she finds them, the snow has melted. There are several pages where the reader is asked to help Holly find things that are red. The pictures are bright and simple, perfect for the intended audience.

  • Kristen
    2019-03-04 00:44

    Holly can't find her red wonter boots to wear in th cold. After finding many other red things that she attempts to convince her mother to let her wear instead of boots, she finally finds her red boots, but the snow is gone. Cute story. If you have young ones you can relate to Holly's misplaced boots.

  • Codie Gates
    2019-03-14 23:29

    Holly and Jasper want to play in the snow, but they have to find Holly's red boots that are missing. They find lots of fun things on their hunt and finally find those silly red boots. By the time she finds the,, the snow has melted, so they splash in the puddles instead.

  • Samantha
    2019-03-04 22:25

    Holly's on a search for her shiny red boots. She needs them to go outside and play in the snow, but by the time she finds them the snow has already melted. Good thing puddles and boots are a good match!Good read aloud with vibrant child-like artwork. PreK-2.

  • Virginia
    2019-02-20 19:51

    The story is fun and silly. The kids like it reasonably enough (although I find it a bit long). But the page with the dinosaur is a favorite because it is both silly and climatic!

  • Christen
    2019-03-10 23:29

    Cute, except that the end was super anticlimactic.

  • Zack
    2019-03-16 20:29

    Oh wow was that bad. I'm afraid the continued use of Red will make this show up on my departments library card often :-P

  • Marcie
    2019-03-24 03:35

    Fun story about child who looks everywhere for red boots and upon finding them the snow has melted.

  • MissInformation
    2019-03-16 03:50

    Holly, while looking for her boots, finds many other red objects. Cute story- very bright, happy illustrations. Could use for Story Time.

  • Christine Turner
    2019-02-28 01:51

    Large colorful illustrations.

  • Kimberly
    2019-03-24 00:30

    The three-year-olds weren't too blown away, and the story and illustrations weren't great. Cute, but nothing special.

  • Molly
    2019-02-20 21:26

    A nice read aloud for Toddler Time Storytime on Boots, Red, Winter or Snow.

  • Garren
    2019-03-16 21:49