Jamaica doesn't like wearing her brother's hand-me-down boots to school. She's happy when the tiny hole in the toe gets bigger because her mother will have to take her shopping for new boots. She wants to buy the fuzzy pink ones her friend Brianna has, but Brianna might think she's copying her. She picks out a pair of fancy cowboy boots instead. When Brianna tells Jamaica that cowboy boots aren't "in," Jamaica tells Brianna that her boots are ugly. Now everyone's feelings are hurt.
Juanita Havill has a knack for capturing the real-life struggles of young children learning caring, responsible behavior. Award-winning narrator Lynne Thigpen gives a touching performance as she expresses the pangs of two friends learning valuable lessons about jealousy and friendship.
©1993 Juanita Havill; (P)1999 Recorded Books