All My Shoes Come in Twos

Little, Brown, 1957.

Illustrated by Norman Hoberman.

Mary Ann Hoberman's very first book, a collaboration with her husband Norman. In bouncing verses and droll drawings, the world of shoes is explored and celebrated. Inspired by the couple's children, the poems pay homage to sneakers and sandals, to slippers and snow boots and skates, finally ending with:

But no matter what I wear

Its most fun when my feet are bare!

Look inside the book!