Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Everything's Coming Up Purple

Seeing all the Halloween costumes and make up got me to thinking about a book that was sent to me to review a couple months ago. I think now is a good time to review it.

"My Purple Toes"
By Blair Hahn
Illustrated by Tate Nation
For ages 3 - 8
A cute board book that tells the story of a father, with purple painted toes, enjoying his life with and happy to be different. Rated 3 (humor, charity)
Inspired by a father-daughter day at the nail salon, this fun story offers a good message about being different and enjoying life. "My Purple Toes" is a cute little board book that tells the story of a father with purple painted toenails. Everyone reacts to his toes differently to his purple toes. Some show surprise, some just laugh.

Nation's illustrations are cute and fit the tenor of the story well. The father's toes show up in a variety of environments. The family dog appears to have purple painted toenails as well. See if you can find them on each page.

A portion of the books is donated to Soles4Souls, which collects and distributes shoes at no cost to people in need in the US and around the world.  

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for promoting our organization. We are definitely grateful that My Purple Toes has partnered with us to put shoes on the 300 million kids around the world that don't have a pair!