A Dog Wearing Shoes

by Sangmi Ko

Mini and her mom are stuck in a traffic jam when Mini notices a small dog in the... read more

Mini and her mom are stuck in a traffic jam when Mini notices a small dog in the road, wearing bright yellow shoes. They pick him up and take him home. Mini wants desperately to keep him but her mom points out that he must belong to someone because “he has shoes.” Mini is determined not to find the rightful owner until the dog runs away from her while they’re out for a walk and she realizes exactly how it feels to lose a dog. Sangmi Ko’s expressive black-and-white pencil drawings, filled with humor, emotion, and details of city life, use only small touches of bright color: the dog’s new red leash and, of course, his bright yellow shoes. There’s information at the back about adopting rescue dogs, but even if readers have no such intentions, it’s still a satisfying story. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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