Collective Soles: The Shoe Banter Collection
Joyce Fishman, author/illustrator
10940 S. Parker Rd.--515, Parker, CO 80134
9781478729112, $19.95, www.amazon.com
"Collective Soles" is a title from The Shoe Banter Collection, a whimsical artistic impression of ideas about shoe philosophy, exploring the notion that "shoes contain a soul within its sole," culminating in the observation that "Our Collective Soles / Share in a unique journey / Soles reflect our souls." Delicious portraits of different shoes and soles, with expressive faces and uniquely colorful features adorn every other page, with a miniature portrait in verse to flesh out the sole, or soul depicted. Thus we find "Flip Flop soles are free spirits that like to hang on lightly between your toes ..." accompanied by rainbow colored hanging flip flops with facial features and miniature heads. Or "Wedge soles know how to support an arch ..." and a whole litany of different dance and theater soles that...