If Your Shoes Could Speak

Children - Preschool
20 Pages
Reviewed on 06/23/2013
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Author Biography

Sherley Mondesir-Prescott began writing at the age of 14 when she was in high school. Mondesir-Prescott barely spoke English since she had only lived in the U.S. for less than a year. Her parents, siblings and she relocated from beautiful but politically-tumultuous Haiti to New York in 1990 when she was 13 years old. During her high school years, she wrote many poems, short stories and plays. As a result, she was inducted into her school district's prestigious Talented and Gifted Program. Mondesir-Prescott studied psychology at Queens College-City University of New York. Then more recently, Mondesir-Prescott studied children’s literature at the Institute of Children’s Literature. Today, Mondesir-Prescott lives in Central Florida with her husband and their two toddlers, and she is still writing. Writing allows this author to create worlds that are completely different from her own. Writing allows her to dig deeply into her imagination and pull out situations that exist in her mind. Since Mondesir-Prescott writes for young children (age 0 to 6 years), she turns her imaginative stories into adventures that are easy for kids to relate to. In fact, Mondesir-Prescott was honored by her readers and was voted as one of The Authors’ Show’s “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.” Mondesir-Prescott writes for readers who want to be transported into the story and be part of the fantasy. She writes to entertain.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mary DeKok Blowers for Readers' Favorite

"If Your Shoes Could Speak" by Sherley Mondesir-Prescott is an adorable book. As it is filled with descriptive situations and fun word pictures, your child will enjoy reading this book or being read to, especially aloud. The choice of words lends itself to enthusiastic reading with words that are fun to say. The silly pictures add to the enjoyment. Shoes with eyes and mouths, animals taking part in the activities, and the bright colors make this a visual smorgasbord. An additional feature in this technological age is a free audio download of the book being read aloud, which your child could listen to over and over. Full instructions are given in the book to download from the publisher’s website. I tried this and it is easy to do and the narration was pleasant to listen to, with just a short commercial message at the beginning and end.

It is my hope that today’s children will be encouraged to read clever books like this one. Sherley Mondesir-Prescott has provided a cute and colorful book in "If Your Shoes Could Speak", with enchanting drawings of animals that will draw the reader in and make them excited to turn the next page to see what happens next. When I was a young reader, I liked books with pictures like these and they were my favorites and I would read them over and over. I can’t wait to see what my grandchildren think of it. I am sure it is ideal for elementary school and preschool age children.