The shoe does fit, thanks to this Canadian singer who has a seemingly innate ability to conjure up all things held dear in kids' imaginations. Along the way, he reminds parents of what the world is like through children's eyes. Many singers and entertainers who attempt this fall flat on their face, looking down at children and patronizing them. Norman Foote gets his hands deep down in the dirt, fearlessly taking on the role of a child (a very, very educated one) and lets his mind wander freely. How is it that neighbors, those who live not only within the same community but even next door, do not take time to meet, he wonders on "All the People." Anyone born to a name that caused them ridicule will relate to "Zachary Zach" who is "last in for roll call, last in for volleyball." He has the magic of cloud watching pinned on the soft and dreamy "Puffy Clouds" and turns in exceptional pop numbers with "Who Could Possibly Ask for More," "Love Is a Little Word," and "The Man Who Ran Away With the Moon," the charming story of a man who tried to hide the moon in his home, which spawned an oft-played video on the Disney Channel. If The Shoe Fits is quintessential Norman Foote, scoping a variety of subjects and musical categories, each in fine detail.
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AllMusic Review by Peter Fawthrop