The best books for learning to tie bows and nooses

Sybrina Durant Author Of Boo's Shoes - A Rabbit And Fox Story: Learn To Tie Shoelaces
By Sybrina Durant

The Books I Picked & Why

The Shoe Tie Hoedown: A Fun Way to Tie Your Shoes

By Charles Page

Book cover of The Shoe Tie Hoedown: A Fun Way to Tie Your Shoes

Why this book?

What a title for a book! I love it and the concept within. Learning to tie should be fun and what could be more fun than learning to tie your shoelaces and then getting up to do a jig. Plus a smiling fiddle player and happy dancers on each page are sure to bring a smile to your child’s face. Most importantly, this book was written by a doctor so parents can feel safe following his instructions.


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The Shoelace Box

By Elizabeth Winthrop

Book cover of The Shoelace Box

Why this book?

This Little Golden Book was published 25 years ago. There have always been children struggling to tie their shoelaces. This one sends a good message about not giving up and practicing. It also reveals that you can’t always tell when someone is struggling with an issue just by looking at them. Stephen, the main character in the book struggles to learn. Children will be able to easily relate to him.


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My First Book of Knots: A Beginner's Picture Guide (180 Color Illustrations)

By Berndt Sundsten, Jan Jäger

Book cover of My First Book of Knots: A Beginner's Picture Guide (180 Color Illustrations)

Why this book?

This is a great book for children who really get into the idea of learning more about tying lots of different kinds of knots. Knots are used in fishing, camping, ranching, farming, and more. That is a concept I try to get across to children in my own books. Once you master one type of knot the rest come easier and so opens the door to many more fun activities.


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The Adventures of Coach and Little Dell: My First Tie

By Tanae Denean Eskridge, Brandon M. Frame, Armond Hill

Book cover of The Adventures of Coach and Little Dell: My First Tie

Why this book?

This is the only other picture book, besides my own, that I’ve been able to find for learning how to tie a necktie. It is a sweet story about a father figure coach who teaches a fatherless boy an art on manhood. I love books that teach values along with practical things so I had to place this story on my list.


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The Geeky Guys' Guide to Tying Your Shoelaces

By Lord Falcon Redclaw Hamstercuddles

Book cover of The Geeky Guys' Guide to Tying Your Shoelaces

Why this book?

Everyone who knows me knows I’m partial to rabbits and foxes and cute little woodland creatures in instructional children's picture books. This book doesn’t have any of that stuff in it. In fact, it doesn’t even have any demonstrations! But it is an interesting book and it’s full of mathematical equations that geeks love. The author Lord Falcon Redclaw Hamstercuddles gives lots of hard, solid data that he promises will have you tying laces like a pro. Lord Falcon Redclaw Hamstercuddles? What kind of name is that? Well, it’s not his real name. Whatever that is will forever remain a mystery.


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