What Shoes Will You Wear?

A Picture Book to Help Kids Understand a Variety of Careers


SKU: B486-Net

You’re never too young to dream about your future!

Myrtle and Erytle are twins who don’t look alike or act the same, but they do share one common love…SHOES! Their father uses their love of shoes to encourage the young twins to start thinking about future careers early.

“Just start with what you know and love.
Pick out your favorite shoe.
What you wear on your feet when you walk down the street
might help you decide what to do.”

This book is an excellent resource that will spark children’s imaginations leading them to discover what they enjoy and want to become.

“There’s a job for every personality!”

Several career options are discussed as they apply to the shoes typically worn in that profession. Career clusters are also presented. This book explores the necessary skills that are universal for any career choice such as responsibility, self-confidence, integrity, punctuality, and teamwork a fun, creative and detailed approach to career education!

Written by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Anita DuFalla
Paperback ISBN 9781937870324
Grades 2-6
32 pages
Release Date October 15, 2014

Additional information






National Center for Youth Issues

Julia Cook, M.S. is a award-winning children’s author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools and speaks at education and counseling conferences nationally and internationally. Julia has published almost one hundred children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics, and regularly contributes to print and television media about these topics. The goal behind Cook’s work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem-solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the “what to say” and the “how to say it.”

This creative book presents career education for children in a unique way. The skills that are addressed in this book are not just important for career development, they are essential elements in preparing kids for success in life!

Stephanie Cornwell-George, M. Ed.
Partners in a Policy Making, UAA Center for a Human Development

This fun book assists children in starting on the pathway of being college and career ready. Julia Cook creatively presents the Career Clusters and skills that are needed for all career choices. These skills are the same skills that children need for their “current job” of being a student. Being responsible, having self-confidence, being a team player, being honest, cooperating with others, and personal hygiene are among these skills.

Dr. Kathy Solomon
School Counseling Lead-Elementary


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