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About the author:
John McClung is a lawyer and barefoot runner who lives with his wife Emily in the mountains of eastern Arizona, where there are many bears, none of whom wear shoes. He writes about their adventures in his blog, Barefoot in Arizona (bfinaz.blogspot.com).
What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run?
Children's literature's answer to Born to Run
The first and only children's book about barefoot running, What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run? teaches children about the inherent silliness of our culture's obsession with shoes through an entertaining tale that kids will love. The book tells the story of a little bear cub who is eager to go run around outside but unfortunately has some very human preconceptions about what he needs to wear on his feet. He peppers his bemused mother with a series of increasingly silly questions as she patiently reminds him that "a bear's foot should be barefoot."
Written in charming verse and vibrantly illustrated, What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run? will enchant readers of all ages. Whether you're a fan of FiveFingers or just of bears and their toes, a minimalist marathon runner or a child who loves to play outside, the book will remind you of the simple childhood joys of bare feet, soft grass, and warm summer sunshine.
"But what about sneakers, should I wear some of those
While I'm running around so I don't stub my toes?"
"No, silly bear--listen to me, please:
To go run around you don't need galoshes or skis.
"You just need some feet and some fur in the breeze
And some grass and some sunlight, and maybe some trees.
"For a bear's foot should be barefoot; it's really the best way
For a bear to run around on a honey-sunny day."
- Publication Date:
- 1480273287 / 9781480273283
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 8.5"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Stories in Verse