Goo on my shoe by Jacqui Shepherd

Barbara’s Book Review

Goo on my shoe is a delightful rhyming book with a sweet message about the power of moms. Younger children will especially enjoy this book, but it is a lot of fun to read aloud for all ages! The book includes words such as “misery,” “cross,” “dreadful,” and “struggle,” which teachers and parents will find helpful in vocabularly development. Rhyming words with different spelling patterns are also represented here. In addition, the illustrations by SKlakina convey the main character’s feelings throughout the pages.

I recommend this book for ages 4-8 especially, but older children and adults will also enjoy reading this aloud.

The underlying message is that moms are ready to help whenever a child needs her.

Educator Notes

This book may be useful for…

  • Vocabulary development
  • Rhyming words with different spelling patterns
  • Phonics
  • Matching character emotions with illustrations

About the Author

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Note from the Author: “Goo on my shoe…A young boy discovers that getting goo off your shoe is not an easy thing to do. Will he have any luck getting the dreadful goo unstuck?
Clever, funny rhymes and delightful illustrations make this a book that children will love and one that is fun for parents too.”

About the Illustrator

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Copyright 2019 by Coffee-Bum Publishing, part of the Jacqui Shepherd Children’s Author Brand. Used with permission.

How to Purchase

Goo on my shoe is available from Amazon in kindle and paperback format. Paperback ISBN: 978-1670707727.

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