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Children's Fiction Colors

Rainbow Shoes

by (author) Tiffany Stone

illustrated by Stefan Czernecki

Tradewind Books
Initial publish date
Feb 2013
Colors, Clothing & Dress, Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2013
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5


Poet Tiffany Stone and artist Stefan Czernecki imagine a silly world filled with colors of every hue. You'll find purple pants, blue hair, orange socks, pink pajamas and robots with red rubber boots.

About the authors

Tiffany Stone is a children’s poet and the author of two collections of rhyming poetry: Floyd the Flamingo and his Flock of Friends and Baad Animals. She has had poems published in children’s magazines, including Chirp, and is a contributing poet to And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems. Her poetry picture book, Rainbow Shoes, was a finalist for the 2013 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize. Tiffany lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and three children.

Tiffany Stone's profile page

Stefan Czernecki lives in Vancouver but has traveled all over the world. His work reflects his global outlook, as he draws his artistic inspiration from the folk art of the countries he has visited. Stefan is the illustrator of many titles, including Paper Lanterns, The Singing Snake, The Sleeping Bread, Mr. Belinsky's Bagels and Mama God, Papa God.

Stefan Czernecki's profile page

Excerpt: Rainbow Shoes (by (author) Tiffany Stone; illustrated by Stefan Czernecki)

What to wear? What to choose? Pick a pair of rainbow shoes.
Or purple pants from aunts in France that make you want to strut and prance.
Pink pj's for pirate naps with pockets to hide treasure maps.
Red rubber boots, the robot kind.

Editorial Reviews

“Stone is adept at surprise endings and Czernecki’s illustrations are graphically pleasing in colouringbook style.”

Quill & Quire

★[Starred review] "Bouncy verse and clever illustrations help teach kids ideal mix...Stone and Czernecki's text and illustrations are in perfect harmony. Consistently surprising and equally delightful."

Kirkus Reviews

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