I spotted this gem on the shelf at the library today, and grabbed it because of the gorgeous, fun cover and for the title: Shoe Baby. Erik is my "shoe baby". He adores shoes and is constantly stealing one of all of everyone else's shoes in the house!
To my delight, this book is even better than I had hoped. The parents are "Mama and Papa" and the baby has grand adventures in the shoe (one of his Papa's)... flying, sailing the seven seas, having tea with the King and Queen, etc. and always saying, "How do you do?" in each rhyme.
The wonderful illustrations are done by Polly Dunbar, the author Joyce's daughter. It is absolutely magical, and on my list to buy!! Obviously, I LOVE this one. Oh, and Erik and Madeline both LOVED it too.