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Shoes, by Elizabeth Winthrop and William Joyce
When Monkey started walking everywhere, we knew she would need good walking shoes. My mother came to visit at about that time, and she went to the mall with us to find some sneakers for Monkey. Monkey’s grandma bought her two pairs of shoes that day; white sandals with small flowers, and sneakers that were purple and hot pink. Much to my surprise, Monkey loved trying on lots of shoes, and when the sandals fit, she refused to put them back in the box. She clutched them tightly in her hands, while we pushed her stroller around and tried on more shoes. Since then, Monkey’s grandmas have gotten her more sandals, sneakers, and- arguably her favorite- boots. I suspect boots (both rain and snow boots) are her favorites, because they’re so easy for her to put on by herself. Every morning, Monkey pulls on her boots, grabs her backpack or a purse, and heads for the door, proclaiming “Let’s GO!”
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