My 2-year-old daughter loves putting on my high heels and click-clacking around the house. I tried to get a photo of her prancing around our great room in my red patent heels this morning, but she was so adept at walking in those pretty shoes that all of my photos turned out blurry!
When I first saw the new picture book - Mommy's High Heel Shoes by Kristie Finnan (Mommy Workshop Books, 2008) - on another blog, I was immediately intrigued by the title and the cover. The book is meant to answer the question, "Why does mommy have to go to work?" in a positive and cheerful way. As far as I know, there are not many comparable books out on the market.
The story is about a little girl, who tries on all of her mommy's shoes after her mom leaves for work. She wonders why mommy has so many shoes and what she does at work. The illustrations (by Pat Achilles) are modern, fun, and fresh. The non-rhyming text is straightforward. The message is clear: mommy loves her work, but she loves being a mommy most of all.
Author Kristie Finnan is the mother of two little girls - ages 2 and 4. She works full-time for Genentech, a company in San Francisco that was recently named as one of the best companies for working mothers by Working Mother Magazine.
I don't work full-time away from my home, but I still relate to many of the charming illustrations - and I do have to go to work meetings, conferences, and mom-functions from time-to-time. It's nice to read a book that shows that mommies do a lot of different things - from making waffles in the morning to going to work to playing silly games. Moms wear lots of different "shoes" - and I love that Finnan's book acknowledges that reality.
BUY IT! Purchase a copy of the book at mommyshoes.com before February 28th and get 10% off. Use coupon code: Metro Mama.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a copy of Mommy's High Heel Shoes by Kristie Finnan ($16.99 on Amazon.com). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Tuesday, January 13 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #81 sarah b. Congratulations!
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I don't wear high heels to work, but I do work full time outside of the home, so this would be great.
My granddaughter was one and a half when she put on my silky nightie and my heeled slip on sandals and clomped around flipping her hair. I was amazed as I had raised 4 sons.
What a cute book! If I win, I will give this to one of my friends for her daughter. Since I was blessed with only boys.
Looks like a great book - I'd love to give it to my niece - a young mother of a two year old!
Sounds like a fun book!
I love that there is such MOMMY MAGIC in this story of this working MAMA and her sweetie! Sounds like the perfect book for my darling goddaughter! : )))
Thanks so much for this give~away! : )))
It looks cute.
This book sounds cute!
ohh, this looks so sweet
Looks like an interesting book.
This book looks great, thanks
Love the message: "mommy loves her work, but she loves being a mommy most of all."
looks like a good read count me in
My grand daughter has always loved to be read to (just bought her a new book last night) and this one sounds like something she would love. Thanks for sharing!
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sounds like a great book i would love to check it out
I love the message of this book! I'll be a mom soon, but my sister is dealing with this right now. Her little girl has a hard time understanding why her mommy has to go to work. I have to get this for her. Thanks!
I would love to win this charming book for my granddaughter.
Thanks for the contest!
Thank you for the chance to win. A Great giveaway.
This would be a great book. I work full time.
Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to win! Thanks for the chance.
Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love this book!
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this book looks cute. I have a job interview tomorrow. i love being at home with my kids...but sometimes a mommy does need to work!
This book is so my niece!!!! Thanks for the chance!!!!
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Cute book ! Hope to win !
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My 4 year old granddaughter would love this book since she really loves shoes!
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Looks like a cute book to own!
This looks like a great one! Thanks for the chance!
I think this giveaway is adorable! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful book! Peace!
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This looks like a really cute book! Thanks for a great giveaway :)
I would love the chance to win, thanks.
That is so cute! My daughters have always loved my shoes! Once my middle child asked me "Are all those shoes in your size?"
My granddaughter would love this book.
My son loves to put on our shoes and say "shooeee"! It's so cute. What a neat book...I wonder if they have a "boy" version....
My daughter always knows it's a "work day" when I put on my heels to go out the door. This sounds like a neat idea for a book!
Thanks for the giveaway
Would love to win this. Thanks!
I would love a chance to win. Thank you
the kids would love this book
would love this for my 2 year old Granddaughter that loves books
This looks like such a sweet book. I know me and my neice would enjoy this...
My daughter loves to read and I would love to read this to her!
I would love to enjoy this book with my niece! The cover is fabulous. Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it very much. Thanks, Cindi
my daughter would love this book:) thanks!
This would be a great book to read to my daughters. They like to wear my shoes.
I would love to win this, thanks for the contest!
Ahhh, my youngest daughter loves high heels too. We all laugh at how she walks better in them than my teenage daughters or myself. However, for Christmas she got six pairs or Princess high heels that fit her. How funny that in those high heels she looked like the rest of us, slipping around and struggling to walk. She biffed it pretty hard the first few days in them.
Hey, I live by Genentech, don't know how many there are...as it is not in SF, but it is about an hour away in a suburban town. I had no idea about it being a great place for working moms...I will keep that in mind.
What a wonderful prize...thanks so much for entry!
Would love to win this for my Daughter who loves shoes and loves to read.
This is a great book! Thanks for the chance!
I would love this as I work full time and am waiting for my 3 year old to ask why....
What a cute book!
My daughter loves to play in my shoes and clopping through the house. I know my daughter would love this book. I also loved that it portrays women in other roles. Like you I work at home and that doesn't include dressing up. I think it would be very educational for my daughter to see women in another light. Thank you for offering this book. I love the title of your blog.
I saw this book mentioned on her site before, and would absolutely love to toss my name in the hat to try to win a copy. I have two little girls (3 & 5) that I think would adore this story, and as a PT working mom it would be a great asset.
It's nice to see children's books on the market about mommy working. Mommies have been working for a while now, but children's books have been slow to follow. The high heel angle is really cute. Thanks for the giveaway!
This sounds like a great book. Thank You! I'd love to include this in the library of books I am starting up for my grandaughter.
This book makes me smile when I think about how many times my husband says "Mother's Don't wear High Heels" when I wear them everywhere! This is a justification :)
Count me in this looks like a good read!
How adorable. I love it. Thanks for your generosity and the giveaway! : )
Thanks for the giveaway!
My son would really enjoy this :)
I would love to read this one it looks great!
this books sounds very interesting. i would love to check it out.
this looks so cute.
My two year old granddaughter loves to ty on our shoes. She would like this story!
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My 4 1/2 year old daughter is such a girlie girl. She loves my high heels. I just don't see why my flats won't do! ;)
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This would be a great book to give to the pre-school at our church. The only thing better than watching a child hearing a story is watching MANY children hearing a story!
This would be a great book for my little girl.
looks like a cute book and my daughter loves to read.
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Looks great! :)
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Funny that you posted this! Pea received a pair of disney high heels for Christmas...and that girl is in LOVE! They are too big for her, but no matter...what I've always said to her is "With a good pair of shoes, a girl can rule the world." must be true!
This sounds like a cute book! I'd love to be entered thanks!
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I read books to my kindergartner every night. I'd love to add this one to the collection!
What a cute looking book! I have two little girls that would get a kick out of this one!
I would like this.
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What a cute book!!!
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My niece would love this book! Thanks!
Looks like a good childrens book, thanks for the chance to win it.
looks like a cute book!ty 4 the entry!
My granddau age 32 loves spike heels and I fear while she is carrying baby around outside she may fall. She is addicted to shoes in general.
I know my granddaughter would love this book and the answer to why her mommy has all those shoes. It looks really cute. Thank you!
Oh, what a wonderful book. My daughter is 15 months and is just starting to become fascinated with all of my different shoes! I would love to read this to her - she LOVES books!
What a sweet looking book! I love a good children's book.