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Which Shoes Do You Choose?

By Aaron Shepard


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PREVIEW: With so many kinds of shoes at the store, how can Katie ever choose?

GENRE: Humor, poetry
CULTURE: American
THEME: Making choices
AGES: 2–8
LENGTH: 200 words

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Katie was tired of wearing the same old shoes.

She went to the store to buy new ones.

The sales clerk asked, “Which shoes do you choose?”

Katie said, “I want shoes that are braggy, not baggy.”

“Let me see,” said the clerk.

“We have small shoes,
and tall shoes,
and walk-on-the-wall shoes.

“We have red shoes,
and head shoes,
and down-the-hill-sled shoes.

“We have blue shoes,
and BOO shoes,
and paddle-canoe shoes.

“Which shoes do you choose?”

Katie said, “I want shoes that are slicky, not sticky.”

“Let me see,” said the clerk.

“We have jog shoes,
and log shoes,
and hop-like-a-frog shoes.

“We have tied shoes,
and wide shoes,
and carnival-ride shoes.

“We have trail shoes,
and snail shoes,
and wind-in-your-sail shoes.

“Which shoes do you choose?”

Katie said, “I want shoes that are spiffy, not iffy.”

“Let me see,” said the clerk.

“We have black shoes,
and snack shoes,
and ride-on-a-track shoes.

“We have wet shoes,
and pet shoes,
and super-speed-jet shoes.

“We have moon shoes,
and goon shoes,
and hot-air-balloon shoes.

“Which shoes do you choose?”

Katie said, “I choose all these shoes.”

She bought the shoes and took them home.

And now the store has—

NO MORE SHOES TO CHOOSE!