In tender and playful detail, Blueberry Shoe describes the sequence of creatures who sleep in, play with, and plan to eat Baby's lost shoe. First, vole curls inside the shoe and makes a cozy nest of it. After vole slips away, a fox mother finds the shoe and tosses it, thinking it will be a fine plaything for her kits. And finally, a bear sniffs the lost shoe and expects it will yield a tasty morsel.
As the shoe is lost and found several times, young readers will wonder just what will happen to Baby's shoe. But it will take the arrival of another summer and another blueberry-picking trip up Ptarmigan Mountain to reveal the answer. Through lilting words and the bright, inspired linocut illustrations, children are sure to find this a memorable, memorizable story.
Ann Dixon has written several children's books, including Winter Is and The Sleeping Lady. She lives with her husband and two daughter in Willow, Alaska, where they pick so many blueberries in the summertime they have enough for pies all winter long.
Evon Zerbetz is an Alaskan artist specializing in relief printmaking and linocut illustrations. She has illustrated children's books including Ten Rowdy Ravens, Little Red Snappherhood, and Dream Flights on Arctic Nights. She lives in Ketchikan, Alaska.