Louise the big cheese and the la-di-da shoes

Elise Primavera

Book - 2010

Louise's mother will not allow her to get shiny black shoes with sparkles on them, but when her friend Fern gets a pair, Louise finds out just how impractical fancy shoes really are.

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Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers ©2010.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Item Description
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Audience
Ages 4-8.
Elementary Grade.
750
ISBN
9781416971818
1416971815
Main Author
Elise Primavera (-)
Other Authors
Diane Goode (illustrator)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In her second appearance, Louise longs for a pair of "La-di-da shoes," to make people think she "lived in a mansion, wore gold underwear, and had two ponies in her backyard." But she's thwarted at every turn: her older sister won't share her shoes, and Louise's mother buys her a pair of everyday treads. Following a tiff with her friend Fern, Louise learns the value of comfortable footwear. Blithe artwork makes the lighthearted moral easy to swallow. Ages 5–up. (Feb.) [Page 42]. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2—Louise Cheese wants wants a change from the same old, boring clothes, especially her brown-laced school shoes with sticky rubber soles that squeak when she walks. What she wants is a pair of black and sparkly shoes so she can go to Paris fashion shows. Louise tries to convince her friend Fern to get rid of her grass-stained sneakers for a pair of "la-di-da" shoes as well. When she and her mother go shopping, she has great hopes, but she ends up with another pair of brown-laced school shoes. The next morning, Fern is wearing black-leather pumps with sparkles on the toes, and Louise is jealous. When school ends for the day, Louise offers the olive branch by suggesting they walk home together, but Fern can't move. Her shoes are scuffed and ruined and her feet hurt, so they trade, and Louise discovers that her feet hurt, too. Louise is a lovable, spunky character with big dreams. The bright, expressive illustrations, filled with splashes of hot pinks and dialogue balloons, capture her personality to the fullest. Girls will appreciate her feelings, dilemmas, and desire for "la-di-da" shoes.—Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH [Page 92]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Unhappy with the sensible shoes her mother imposes on her, Louise dreams of wearing a pair of fancy shoes and refuses to listen to reason, a situation that is complicated by jealousy over her best friend's new patent-leather sparkle shoes. 45,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Louise's mother will not allow her to get shiny black shoes with sparkles on them, but when her friend Fern gets a pair, Louise finds out just how impractical fancy shoes really are.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

There&;s nothing like a pair of sparkly, shiny, and pretty la-di-da shoes to bring out the Big Cheese in a girl. But Louise&;s mother doesn&;t quite see it that way. Instead Louise has to wear the dull and drab brown tie shoes she has worn for years. They are practical, Louise&;s mother says. They are better in the rain, the shoe salesman says. It doesn&;t matter that Louise doesn&;t see it that way. Then Louise&;s best friend Fern comes to school with shiny new patent leather shoes from Paris with sparkles on the toes! Are the bonds of friendship greater than shoe envy? Only Louise can say&;

Review by Publisher Summary 4

There's nothing like a pair of sparkly, shiny, and pretty la-di-da shoes to bring out the Big Cheese in a girl. But Louise's mother doesn't quite see it that way. Instead Louise has to wear the dull and drab brown tie shoes she has worn for years. They are practical, Louise's mother says. They are better in the rain, the shoe salesman says. It doesn't matter that Louise doesn't see it that way. Then Louise's best friend Fern comes to school with shiny new patent leather shoes from Paris with sparkles on the toes! Are the bonds of friendship greater than shoe envy? Only Louise can say'