The Shoe on the Side of the Road

And Other Missing Things

by Joanne Russo Insull & Illustrated by Lara Russo



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/17/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781480876415
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781480876408
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781480876392

About the Book

Who hasn’t seen a shoe lying on the side of the road? How did the shoe get there?

Was it abandoned, stolen, or just plain lost?


Did a baby toss it out of the stroller? Did it fall off a runner on his way to the finish line? Did a chef with a white hat lose his shoe on his way to the store? Who wore it, who owned it, and where is its mate?


With silliness and humor, this picture book for children, The Shoe on the Side of the Road and Other Missing Things, explores the mystery of abandoned shoes, lost socks in the dryer, and missing mittens in the snow.

About the Author

About the Author

Joanne Russo Insull earned a master’s degree in special education and a second master’s degree in exercise science. She has worked extensively with children and adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses as a teacher and trainer. After beginning a second career in wellness and fitness, she currently works with senior adults as an exercise instructor and certified personal trainer. She and her husband have two rescue dogs, Dugan and Pinot. This is her second book.


About the Illustrator

Lara Russo thinks it’s pretty fun to wear mismatched socks, so a lost sock is never truly lost in her house. She is a designer and watercolor artist who lives in Denver, CO with her partner, her son and her sweet cat, Yoshimi.