Boot & Shoe by Marla Frazee

Boot & Shoe

Two adorably floppy dogs confront unexpected change in this endearing picture book from two-time Caldecott Honor medalist Marla Frazee.Boot and Shoe were born into the same litter, and now they live in the same house. They eat out of the same bowl, pee on the same tree, and sleep in the same bed. But they spend their days apart - Boot on the back porch because he's a back porch kind of dog, and Shoe on the front porch because he's a front porch k...

Details Boot & Shoe

TitleBoot & Shoe
Release DateOct 2nd, 2012
PublisherBeach Lane Books
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Animals, Dogs, Storytime, Humor, Fiction, Family, Cats, Kids

Reviews Boot & Shoe

  • Carolynne
    I love Marla Frazee's books, but I didn't think this came up to standard, especially if the standard is Caldecott Honor bookA Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, or even Roller Coaster. I am not the first person to notice that Boot and Shoe look like cats, specifically a Persian and Siamese mix. I'm not sure what breed Boot and Shoe are (maybe some Yorkshire and Pomeranian?), but wouldn't dogs named Boot and Shoe look, I don't know, tougher?B...
  • Kathryn
    Well, when I saw the cover alone I thought this would be about cats but it's about dogs. I'm happy with either ;-) though I think I prefer Frazee's illustrations of humans to those of animals, but they are still very cute. The story itself is fine, it's about two dogs who share a house and are very good friends but one likes to hang out on the front porch and the other on the back porch during the day. It's a nice way to show kids that one can ha...
  • Abigail
    Born in the same litter, Boots and Shoe did everything together, from eating to sleeping. Everything, that is, except porch-sitting. Boot was a back-porch kind of dog, and Shoe a front-porch one. Then one day a squirrel happened by and caused lots of trouble (as they are wont to do), leading the two canine brothers on a chase around the house. When Boot ends up at the back porch, and Shoe at the front, they are each bewildered not to see the othe...
  • Jody
    Very funny, especially for dog lovers. The squirrel who gets "all up in the dogs' business" is hilarious. My only complaint is that I thought the dogs were cats at first from the illustrations.
  • Tatiana
    I've become a fan of Marla Frazee as an illustrator (All the World & Stars). This is the first work I've read from her as an author/illustrator. Boot & Shoe has her signature, two-time Caldecott Honor medalist artwork; her sketches of nighttime scenes are especially lovely. The story is cute, centering around two dogs, Boot and Shoe (who look like cats, to be honest) whose predi I've become a fan of Marla Frazee as an illustrator (All the World...
  • Emma
    I definitely thought this was about cats at first. Anyway it was still very cute. I'm not a big fan of slang in children's books and there's a bit of that in here, that definitely caught me off guard. It just reads very strange to me, maybe because I don't speak like that, I don't know.3 year old's favorite part: when the dogs went outside to pee on the tree. Sigh.
  • Dolly
    This is a sweet and entertaining story about two dogs. The slow, routine life for Boot and Shoe is very soothing and the disruption to that tranquility is humorous and startling. The pencil and gouache illustrations are wonderful, although I have to admit that I did a double-take on the first page trying to decide if the animals were cats or dogs (of course, they are dogs.) Overall, we enjoyed reading this book together and we laughed heartily at...
  • Sharon Barrow Wilfong
    A cute story with precious illustrations.Boot and Shoe are two puppies that love each other very much and spend all their time together.Except when one stays on the front porch and the other on the back.One day a mischievous squirrel teases Boot and Shoe until they end up on the wrong porch. They are confused and cannot find each other.The story shows us how Boot and Shoe find each other and all ends well.
  • Moncerrat Gudino Valdez
    This book is really funny and adorable because they do stuff together like they were brothers. I like this book because it's similar like me and my friend because we play together, we make YouTube videos together, and we play Mine craft together. I will recommend it to a 1st grader or a 2nd grader.
  • Eyehavenofilter
    Actually 3 and a half stars...I was sure this was about cats... Being a cat person. They really look like cats to me. But Its about dogs, I guess, anyway, it was cute, funny, entertaining, and it had squirrels, which made it even more riotous. The chase was worth the read, hilarious! I shall have to find more of Frazee's books, she's very talented, and quite funny.
  • midnightfaerie
    A book my 5 yr old as well as my twin 3 yr olds loved. A solid reading level 1 book, this cute story keeps all ages engaged with the bright colorful pictures and cute story. A great addition to any children's library.
  • Molly Walker
    I read this book to my dog (who just happens to look like Boot and Shoe!) and he loved it. He also does not appreciate it when squirrels get all up in his business.
  • Dachokie
    Humorous with a Warm and Fuzzy Message …This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free advance copy of the book.BOOT & SHOE is a simple story about two dogs from the same litter that complacently live separate lives in the same house (one on the front porch and one on the back porch). Without thought, the dogs go about their daily routine apart from one-another with the exception of eating, sleeping and using the ...
  • Kelsey
    Age: Preschool-1st gradeI truly love Marla Frazee--she is one of my favorite artists--so automatic three stars. The fourth star is for the devout friendship Boot and Shoe have for each other--and the squirrel chase scene.As Boot and Shoe chase the squirrel around the house, the illustrations show duplicate images of dog chasing squirrel over every inch of the exterior. That is until squirrel got bored and walked away. With all the commotion of th...
  • Shawn Thrasher
    This was merely okay, mostly because of the squirrel. The squirrel is the zenith of the book, and everything was the doldrums after that. You know that part in the last Harry Potter where Harry and Hermione spend an inordinate amount of time doing nothing, wandering around aimlessly, arguing and moping? That's what this book felt like, only in miniature. Thank god Frazee told us the species of Boot and Shoe; they look suspiciously like cats. I us...
  • Kerri
    I love Marla Frazee!! She is one of my favorite picture book authors/illustrators. And what an adorable book Boot & Shoe was. Not only are the illustrations great but there were a few lines in the book that had me chuckle!In reference to a trouble making squirrel: "And then it got all up in Boot's business."And my favorite line in the book: "But, even in the worst of times, a dog still needs to pee."Can't wait to read it in storytime!!
  • Rebecca
    OMG the cuteness!! Marla Frazee can do no wrong. Adorable dog friendship story.
  • Karyn
    I love Marla Frazee. I fell in love with the illustrations. They communicate all the feelings involved in this book. Favorite line: "even in the worst of times, a dog still needs to pee."
  • The Library Lady
    Cute, but I am removing a star because the dogs look way to much like cats--wasn't sure till it said they were dogs in the text--and cats would be too smart to end up in a situation like this.
  • Elisabeth
    Marla Frazee is once again magnificent!
  • Wendy
    Mismatched: illustrations look like cats, but are supposed to be dogs.
  • Elizabeth
    So cute! And the artwork is adorable too! The five year old didn't really like the sad part in the story.
  • Anne
    I laughed; I cried; I loved.
  • Julie Hedlund
    A "comedy of errors" picture book featuring two of the most adorable dogs ever. The book has hilarity, poignancy, and an "unexpected but inevitable" ending. LOVE!
  • Karin
    Love it!! Great book about friendship or siblings. Love the part where the squirrel gets "up in their business." HA! To think, peeing can bring people together!
  • Kendra
  • Lindsey
    "Boot & Shoe" by Marla Frazee, follows the story of two loving [young dogs] that find themselves in a pickle when their normal day-to-day regime is interrupted by a mischievous squirrel. Boot and Shoe find themselves lost and longing for their 'other half.' The reader feels empathy for both characters as they struggle to find their way back to one another after chasing off, what they feel is a 'rowdy' and disruptive squirrel. Readers follow along...
  • Lacey
    This story is about two dogs who do everything together. Boot and Shoe eat at the same time, sleep in the same dog bed, and even pee on the same tree. Expect the time they spend on the porch is at opposite ends. One stays on the front porch while the other stays on the back porch. Then one day unexpectedly they get a squirrel visitor that turns things upside down. I think this story reminds of if you have every lost a sibling. When you look for t...
  • Taylor
    this a story about two dogs names boot and shoe. the two dogs are best friends and don't do or go anywhere without the other. then one day a squirrel came along causing trouble, so of course they chased it. when they finished chasing it they were so tired that they fell asleep apart, which they never do. when they both woke up they couldn't find the other. they stayed up all night looking for each other. finally at day break they were reunited.I ...
  • Elizabeth Ramsey
    Boot and Shoe are two dogs that do everything together. They eat out of the same bowl, pee on the same tree, and sleep in the same bed. But during the day they stay on opposites of the house. Boot is on the back porch and Shoe is on the front porch. One day a squirrel comes along and starts to cause some trouble. With this crazy squirrel and two dogs trying to run it off what will happen?This was a fun read! A good story about friendship of two d...