“Rocket Shoes” was written by Sharon Skinner and illustrated by Ward Jenkins. “A rhyming story for every kid who wants to fly—and wonders when it’s okay to break the rules. Like all children, José dreams of flying. So he works hard to buy a pair of rocket shoes that let him jet into the atmosphere. But all those spins, kicks, and airborne tricks cause such a ruckus around town that the mayor bans the shoes and shuts down the factory. Then, one day, during a terrible snowstorm, José hears a cry: his neighbor’s in danger—and he can only help her if he puts on the shoes. Will José dare to break the rules and save the day?”
*Permission for the reading of this book in its entirety was granted by the author, Sharon Skinner.