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Which Shoes Do You Choose?

By Aaron Shepard

Reader’s Theater Edition #22

Adapted for reader’s theater (or readers theatre) by the author, from his picture book published by Skyhook Press, 2019


For more reader’s theater, visit Aaron Shepard’s RT Page at www.aaronshep.com.

Story copyright © 1997, 2019 Aaron Shepard. Script copyright © 1998, 2002, 2019 Aaron Shepard. Scripts in this series are free and may be copied, shared, and performed for any noncommercial purpose.

PREVIEW: With so many kinds of shoes at the store, how can Katie ever choose?

GENRE: Humor, poetry
CULTURE: American
THEME: Choices in life
READERS: 12
READER AGES: 6–9
LENGTH: 3 minutes

ROLES: Narrators 1 & 2, Clerks 1–9, Katie

NOTES: For best effect, place NARRATOR 1 at far left, and NARRATOR 2 at far right, as seen from the audience.

All special features are at www.aaronshep.com/extras.


Book cover: Stories on StageNARRATOR 1:  Katie was tired of her same old shoes.

KATIE:  I want shoes I choose!

NARRATOR 2:  She went to the store to buy new ones.

NARRATOR 1:  The clerks asked her,

ALL CLERKS:  Which shoes do you choose?

NARRATOR 2:  Katie said,

KATIE:  I want shoes that are braggy, not baggy.

ALL CLERKS:  (thinking about it) Hmmm. Let me see.

CLERK 1:  We have small shoes,

CLERK 2:  and tall shoes,

CLERK 3:  and walk-on-the-wall shoes.

CLERK 4:  We have red shoes,

CLERK 5:  and head shoes,

CLERK 6:  and down-the-hill-sled shoes.

CLERK 7:  We have blue shoes,

CLERK 8:  and BOO shoes,

CLERK 9:  and paddle-canoe shoes.

ALL CLERKS:  Which shoes do you choose?

KATIE:  I want shoes that are slicky, not sticky.

ALL CLERKS:  Hmmm. Let me see.

CLERK 1:  We have jog shoes,

CLERK 2:  and log shoes,

CLERK 3:  and hop-like-a-frog shoes.

CLERK 4:  We have tied shoes,

CLERK 5:  and wide shoes,

CLERK 6:  and carnival-ride shoes.

CLERK 7:  We have trail shoes,

CLERK 8:  and snail shoes,

CLERK 9:  and wind-in-your-sail shoes.

ALL CLERKS:  Which shoes do you choose?

KATIE:  I want shoes that are spiffy, not iffy.

ALL CLERKS:  Hmmm. Let me see.

CLERK 1:  We have black shoes,

CLERK 2:  and snack shoes,

CLERK 3:  and ride-on-a-track shoes.

CLERK 4:  We have wet shoes,

CLERK 5:  and pet shoes,

CLERK 6:  and super-speed-jet shoes.

CLERK 7:  We have moon shoes,

CLERK 8:  and goon shoes,

CLERK 9:  and hot-air-balloon shoes.

ALL CLERKS:  Which shoes do you choose?

KATIE:  I choose all these shoes.

ALL CLERKS:  (admiring her choice) Ah!

NARRATOR 1:  She bought the shoes and took them home.

NARRATOR 2:  Now Katie chooses all her shoes with

ALL CLERKS:  (to audience) ALL THOSE SHOES TO CHOOSE!

Book cover: Which Shoes Do You Choose?
Read the book!

Which Shoes Do You Choose?
By Aaron Shepard
Illustrated by Wendy Edelson


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