One Two That's My Shoe! by Alison Murray

One Two That's My Shoe!

When a mischievous puppy runs off with his owner's shoe, it's a race from one to ten to get it back again! Over the teddy bears and out the door, readers can rollick along with the canine trickster and count the scenery along the way. ONE TWO THAT'S MY SHOE! is a twist on charming verse, brought to life by Alison Murray's simple words and whimsical illustrations. For readers looking for a fun story they can count on, this book is one they're sure...

Details One Two That's My Shoe!

TitleOne Two That's My Shoe!
Release DateJun 5th, 2012
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Number, Counting, Animals, Dogs, Storytime, Nursery Rhymes, Mathematics, Fiction, Juvenile

Reviews One Two That's My Shoe!

  • Vivian
    I like to begin my story times with a very simple book, such as this one. I confess that I was surprised at how fun this one was to share. I mean, when I selected it I thought, "Hey, one word per page (sometimes two or three), perfect". Then, when I found myself in front of the group of little ones, suddenly there I was opening to the front END PAPERS and pointing to the various silhouette images and asking "what is this?" or "what do you think t...
  • Angelina
    Good way to introduce counting to small kids.
  • Ruth Ann
    With sparse text and cute illustrations, this book follows a puppy on an adventure with his human's shoe!
  • Kelly
    There are some children's book that just make me smile throughout because they are just sweet and cute. This was one of those books.It is a simple numbers and counting book. A little girl's dog has stolen one of her shoes, and the book takes us through the chase. The physical dimension of the book and the simple illustrations make it very appealing to little ones.
  • Kendra
    This author is firmly on my favorites list with this and Apple Pie ABC. Both are simple, wonderful books appropriate for the youngest child but with enough expression in the illustrations for older children to enjoy.
  • Amy Lafleur Meyers
    In this counting picture book, Murray follows rhyme One two buckle my shoe with variation and the adventures of a mischievous puppy. Illustrations are simple, colorful, and countable.
  • Shaunterria
    Phrases to describe One Two That's My Shoe: distinctive art style, simple rhymes, engaging story. I really liked the art direction of this book - it has a chunkier, simplified line style that works very well with the intended pre-k audience. The plot ends very satisfactorily and the children enjoyed it. I do wish the number two factored into the story more, but as a counting book it did a great job. Recommended for preschool and kinder collection...
  • Meg McGregor
    I rarely give a book anything lower than three stars! A book, earning a two star rating, is one I will most likely not pick up again!I can appreciate it as a counting book for little ones; but the illustrations are drab, and did not hold the girl's interest at all!
  • Danette
    A fun counting & rhyming book.8/9/18 Read with Julia.
  • Robin
    Simple, lively take on the classic nursery rhyme doubles as a fun counting book for toddlers and a quick romp for the beginning reader. Highly recommended for ages 2-6.
  • Angela
    Delightful and brilliant reimagining if the classic rhyme.
  • Rebecca Davis
    A simple book to introduce young children to counting. Nice illustrations throughout.
  • Brittany
    Easy counting. Colorful illustrations. Different ending than most like it have.
  • Jennifer
    Sparse text but the illustrations are perfect. When a dog takes a little girl's shoe, she chases him to get it back and they pass all kinds of countable stuff on the way. Fun!
  • Baby Freiler-Martyn
    Really loved Apple Pie ABC as it felt cute and creative. This one was still pretty cute, but fairly standard, nothing really new or distinctive
  • Milton Louie
    Counting to 10 with a puppy. B
  • Emily
    Fun counting book! Going to use it with toddlers in ST.
  • Adriana
    3.5 starsA nice change up to One Two, Buckle My Shoe. Great opportunities to get children counting but when you stop to count the rhyming factor kind of goes away. Great concept and nice artwork.
  • Vicki
    Counting and a runaway dog! Fun times until the chickens come.Good illustrations.
  • Eliot Reads
    Love books with dogs, love books this numbers, a lovely combination to read.
  • Casandria
    Cute, simple story told with numbers and a few wordsNumbers
  • Joella
    Remember the rhyme "one, two buckle my shoe"? If you love counting with that silly rhyme, you will love reading this book! A little girl calls out to her (one) dog that takes a (two) shoe. And the dog keeps running with the shoe all over the place while the girl tries to get it back. The illustrations have a bit of a retro feeling, with bold lines and bright colors. And my favorite bit is the treatment of the numbers. Not only does the text write...
  • Karen
    My five-year-old son checked this book out from the library today. He was looking for counting books. I am really loving Alison Murray's work as an illustrator and would love to see more of that. I am, however, feeling a bit cheated by her work as a writer, and I would like to see more of that IN THIS BOOK. This is not a bad book, and it certainly is illustrated well. The One, Two, Buckle My Shoe poem goes up to 20, so I might have enjoyed this b...
  • Robin
    Bright bold primary colors (mostly red and blue) illustrate this variation of "One, two, buckle my shoe." Children can count different items in the pictures as they read (1 dog, 2 shoes . . . 7 trees, 8 things hanging on the washing line.) That hen tries to make an appearance at the end, to rhyme with ten, but is told to shoe, and the words instead are "Friends again!" The book is large and square, the paper is thick and creamy, the lines are thi...
  • Heidi-Marie
    Love these illustrations. I've read this dog's ABC book before and it went well. I think the simplicity of the text and much of the story being in the pictures is appealing to the kids. Can't hurt to try this!4/30/14 Put in my dogs theme. I had them telling me what objects were being numbered. "There are 7 whats on this page? And 8 whats on this page?" A twist on the counting, and while it didn't have them actually doing "1, 2" it had them lookin...
  • Samantha
    A twist on the well-known children's verse One, Two, Buckle My Shoe featuring a mischevious little dog and a bright red shoe. Each page shows a number along with the word spelled out. Illustrations are made to look old-timey. My favorite picture is the page where you can see the little girl and the dog as silhouettes behind the wash hung out to dry. The only thing I'd change about this book is that I'd make the gate (for 8) a flap so the dog coul...
  • Asho
    My toddler was pleased with this book because almost every page gives him the opportunity to gleefully shout "Dog!" or "Shoe!", two of his favorite words. I love the illustrations, which are just as great as the ones in Murray's other book, Apple Pie ABC. My complaint is one that I have with many counting books, though: you can either pause and count the items on every page, or you can make the story and rhyme flow. I'd love to find a counting bo...
  • Laela
    This dog book is seriously cute. I mean this book is really, ridicules, cute. There is nothing not to like about this book. I even like the kind of paper it was printed on. One Two That’s My Shoe takes a standard and gives it fresh text. This book has just a couple words on each page, and some very simple drawings. The art work only uses a few colors, but the red of the shoes just jumps off the pages. Don’t miss these doggie tricks!
  • Amy
    Alison Murray counts to ten with the same mischievous dog we followed through the alphabet in Apple Pie ABC. He runs off with a girl's red Mary Jane shoe and she spends the rest of the book chasing him to retrieve it. The text is a simple twist on "One, two, buckle my shoe," so it is the illustrations that shine. Murray's Snoopy-like dog exudes nostalgia and fun. The matte pages complete the nostalgic feel and make this one I could bear to reread...