Book Review: Boo’s Shoes – A Rabbit And Fox Story: Learn To Tie Shoelaces by Sybrina Durant

An Interview with the Author

No Laces! That’s what Boo, the bunny, always says. He doesn’t want to learn to tie them. He has plenty of shoes for every occasion and none of them have laces or strings. So, what’s the point of learning to tie? His friend, Farah Fox, convinces him that it’s a skill he can use. . . and one that might make him happier, too.

This book is meant to be a parent-child activity. Youngsters can read Boo’s story and their parents can help with the how-to-tie instruction pages. A fun shoelace-themed “I Did It” badge is included at the back of the book to give in celebration of conquering this difficult task.

Exercises in manual dexterity build self-esteem in children. Knowing how to tie shoe-strings, scarves and more into a bow is a useful and rewarding skill.

“Teach a child a useful skill. Build confidence and self-esteem that lasts a lifetime.”
Author, Sybrina Durant

Other books in the “Learn To Tie With The Rabbit and the Fox” series are the book with that name in English, Spanish and Tagalog plus a special little book to gift to boys in a wedding party. “Nellie Knows How To Knot A Neck Scarf”, “Ned Knows How To Knot A Neck Tie” and “Cleo Can Tie A Bow” are also part of the series.

Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A very short yet entertaining kids’ book that teaches how to tie the shoe laces in a fun and engaging way. With lots of colourful illustrations, the pages are not too wordy and the illustrations help in the “how-to” explanation when it comes to tying shoe laces. Love how the author incorporated links to videos where kids can further watch numerous ways to tie shoe laces. Fun and interactive short book, perfect as a Christmas gift.

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