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These Boots Are Made for Walkin’: A Children’s Picture Book

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Lee Hazlewood’s tough-talkin’ hit song (popularized by Nancy Sinatra) is adapted into a playful children’s book about the inner life of a jealous cat.

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What people are saying…

“These LyricPop picture books will have your kids singing, dancing, & learning.”

“Adorably illustrated, this is a sweet read for animal lovers and an invitation for kids to jump up and let their own boots start walking.”
Mom Read It

“It was a fun experience for [my son and I] to share together as the books bridge the old (the songs) with the new (the stories).”
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“In this picture book, a very jealous cat must adjust to life when a new puppy joins the family.”
Pragmatic Mom

“The illustrations by Rachel Moss are so cute! She captures the cat’s personality so well.”
Christy’s Cozy Corners

“This is a sweet story.”

“Simply adorable from start to finish, not to mention highly creative and pure joy to read aloud (as they all are in this series).”
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These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ is the latest from LyricPop, a children’s picture book collection by LyricVerse and Akashic Books.

These boots are made for walkin’
And that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots
Are gonna walk all over you . . .

These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ is an adorable story of friendship and family set against the backdrop of Lee Hazlewood’s iconic song. While there have been numerous recordings over the past several decades, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” was originally recorded by Nancy Sinatra and released in early 1966 to instant success. A #1 Billboard hit in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia that was nominated for three GRAMMYs, Hazlewood’s song continues to be embraced to this day.

With lyrics by Lee Hazlewood and illustrations by Rachel Moss, this captivating picture book tells the story of a boy and his extremely attached and very jealous cat who must adapt to the introduction of a new family member—a puppy. The funny story line and delightful images are sure to have the entire family curled up and laughing together, pets included!

Read a guest post by illustrator Rachel Moss at BookRiot.


Book Details

  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Published: 10/6/20
  • IBSN: 9781617758751
  • e-IBSN: 9781617759048


Lee Hazlewood (song lyrics)

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RACHEL MOSS is an illustrator in love with the bright colors and vibrant energy of the Caribbean. She was born in Jamaica and studied animation in England at the University for the Creative Arts. Moss now lives in Jamaica where she spends her days illustrating children’s books such as Respect with song lyrics by Otis Redding, These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ with song lyrics by Lee Hazlewood, African with song lyrics by Peter Tosh, I Am a Promise by Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Abigail’s Glorious Hair, and Milo & Myra Learn Manners with Mr. Mongoose. Her latest work is Lean on Me with song lyrics by Bill Withers.

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