Hanukkah starts tomorrow night, and Christmas is just two weeks away. What to do with the leftover gift wrap? Save it to make next year's holiday cards. In What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe?, Anna Alter gives clear, concise instructions for that activity and a number of other reduce-reuse-recycle projects. Written for parents and young children working together, the picture book, which is populated by friendly-looking (and busy) animal characters, should inspire some new ways of looking at everyday objects. Aha! That empty tomato-sauce can is going to be a beautiful lantern by tonight.
Alter, Anna. What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe? Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-8050-8290-6, ISBN10: 0-8050-8290-5. Review copy courtesy of the publisher.
What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe? is a nominee for a Cybil award in the Nonfiction/Informational Picture Book Category.