Boo’s Shoes – Another Rabbit and Fox Story

Sybrina Durant – Author of Cleo Can Tie A Bow and the Learn To Tie With The Rabbit and the Fox series of books

and the very talented illustrator, Pumudi Gardiyawasam

have collaborated on a new “learn to tie” book.

Cleo Can Tie A Bow was about a little girl who was “bow crazy”. She learned to tie bows with the help of a rabbit and a fox.

From the cover of Boo’s Shoes, it won’t be hard to guess that Boo has a thing for shoes. He loves them and he has a lot.

Boo has a lot of shoes.

But you might notice this pile of shoes has no laces. “No Laces!” That’s what Boo, the bunny, always says. He doesn’t want to learn to tie them. He has plenty of shoes for every occasion and none of them have laces or strings. So, what’s the point of learning to tie? His friend, Farah Fox, convinces him that it’s a skill he can use. . . and one that might make him happier, too.

This book is focused on tying shoe laces into bows. Sybrina took all of the suggestions and comments from the readers of Cleo’s book to heart and came up with a story that girls and boys are going to equally enjoy.

Here are some sample pics.

Listen to the song “No Laces”

No Laces

Sing Along With These Lyrics

(Boo) No Laces!

Verse 1

I don’t wanna tie them.

I don’t even wanna try ‘em.

Just get ‘em away.

Get ‘em away from me.

Get ‘em away from me.

(Boo) It gives me the blues to look at shoes that have those stringy things.

(Farah) Hey! You can choose to tie your shoes. It’s easier than you think.


(Farah) You can tie them, Yes you can.

Just take those laces in both hands.

Loop and swoop and tie them off.

You can show them who’s the boss.

You can do it.

You can do it

Yes, you can.

(Boo) No, I can’t. . .

(Farah) Yes, you can. . .

(Boo) NO. ..I . . .can’t.

Verse 2

(Boo) I don’t wanna tie ‘em.

I don’t even want to try again.

(Farah) Oh. . .come on. . .

Try it again for me.

(Farah) All you gotta do is practice just a few more times.

Every move and every step, I’ll be by your side.

(Farah) Repeat Chorus

(Boo) Modified Chorus

I can tie them, Yes I can.

I’ll take those laces in both hands

Loop and Swoop and tie them off.

I will show them I’m the boss.

I can do it.

I can do it.

Yes, I can.

(Farah) Yes, you can.

(Boo and Farah) Yes, we can.

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