Gladys is so excited! She is going with her mother to get a brand new pair of shoes! When she sees all the beautiful options, she is disapointed to learn that she will be getting a plain, brown, rubber pair of shoes that she finds just mortifying. After going through lots of effort to get rid of those shoes every way she can think of (and getting into trouble in the process), she is relieved the day she finally out grows those ugly shoes.
But then something amazing happens. Her mother takes her to pass on the shoes to another little girl. Unlike Gladys, this little girl is amazed and happy beyond words to get a pair of shoes at all - and Gladys learns how much she has to be thankful for.
What is even better? This book is in both English and Spanish!