One can, two can. Who can? You can! Using junk from the landfill site. Rusty cans and wood and wire, thrumming, strumming, day and night. In this inventive new collection of verse, Sheryl and Simon Shapiro introduce readers to 13 everyday objects that have been ingeniously reimagined into something else altogether. Color photographs of recycled objects are accompanied by lighthearted, jaunty poems in a variety of lengths and rhyming patterns. Kids will love identifying each reinvented item, and will marvel at how a shoe makes a great bird's nest, how old tin cans make a guitar, or how a car can be transformed into a bed! Complete with Francis Blake's lively color illustrations, What Can You Do With Only One Shoe? will delight young readers while introducing the idea of recycling and repurposing in a new and invative way.
Sheryl and Simon Shapiro are the husband-and-wife team who wrote the rhyming picture books Better Together, Slither, Slide, What's Outside, and, most recently the Shapes and Spaces series. They live in Toronto, Ontario. Francis Blake's sharp-witted artwork appears in books, magazines, and advertising around the world. He illustrated Annick Press' recent revised edition of Nibbling on Einstein's Brain by Diane Swanson. He lives in London, England.