Illustrator: LeUyen Pham

Party dresses, party hair…

Need new party shoes to wear.

Emily, Ashley, Kaitlyn, Claire!

Let’s go find the perfect pair!

Join the fun as these four friends step into their fantasies with each pair of shoes they try on, from cowgirl to rockstar to princess to bride, and more. After an exhilarating, but exhausting, shoe shopping extravaganza, the fashionistas return home empty-handed. What shoes will they wear to the party?

Readers are sure to delight in the girls’ resourcefulness, and their discovery that the very best shoes of all may just be the ones that come from their own imagination!

A celebration of friendship and fashion, with a great recycling theme, too! (Preschool–2nd grade)


“Pure fun, with a practical message, this title will appeal to the legions of Fancy Nancy fans and not sit on any shelf. The girls’ own creativity saves the day. The sparkly book jacket is an irresistible draw.”

—School Library Journal

“Beaumont introduces readers to an almost infinite variety of shoes—buckled, bowed, tap, laced, rainbow-striped, leopard-spotted, sandals, boots, shoes for cowgirls and rockstars. This outing, with its glitzy cover, is likely to appeal…to the creative side in every budding shoe connoisseur.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“Author Karen Beaumont displays her considerable talent for moving a story along in jaunty rhyme reminiscent of her award-winning text for I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!. It captures the ear with catchy sounds and fresh rhymes.”

—The Children’s Bookshelf

Shoe Princess

Awards & Honors

2012 “Best Children’s Books of the Year” —Bank Street College

2011 Parents’ Choice Award