Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blog Tour & Review: Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson


Willie Wiggles hates his slippery feet. He just slips, slides and spins all over the place. But what he hates even more are the special shoes that have been made for him that will help him to walk just like all the other kids. Willie thinks that they are the "stupidest, ugliest shoes in the whole world."

Discover how sometimes we worry about things about ourselves when actually there is nothing to worry about in the first place.

  • Pub. Date: January 2011
  • Publisher: Tribute Books
The Elliott Review:

This picture bookabout self-acceptance is very cute and whimsical while containing a very important lesson for children. Because Willie believes that his shoes are awful and unacceptable, he puts a lot of pressure on himself - to the point of dreaming about all the horrible things that will happen if he wears his shoes. The idea of differences being okay is a very important one that children can definitely benefit from. 

This book can be used as a platform to discuss with children what makes people different from each other - be it race, disability, personality, background, etc. - and teach them the appropriate response to anyone that is different - themselves or others.

With vivid, interesting pictures, this book is definitely great conversation starter for parents, students, and teachers.

Source: Thanks to Tribute Books for providing a digital copy for a fair review.


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  1. Jessi - thanks for the review and for hosting a stop on the blog tour. I really admire your blog so it's an honor to have "Slippery Willie" featured on it. Keep up the great work! :)

  2. Dear Jessi, Just wanted to say THANK YOU for taking the time to review my book, "Slippery Willie". I know it takes time and effort to do these reviews and I do appreciate that plus the kind words you wrote about it. Thanks again and best wishes to you Sincerely, Larry Peterson

  3. Great review, it does show how children are different from one another.