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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Kid's Korner: Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson (Book Review)

Title: Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes
Author: Larry Peterson
Publisher: TB Press

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.

This was such a cute book!  It would really be a great tool for helping kid's accept differences in one another (ethnicity, style of dress, hair color) - whatever kid's get picked on for these days.  The illustrations were also very cute - just look at the cover, or watch the video below.  Amazon has the reading level at 9-12, but I think it could be read to younger audiences also.

Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As a freelancer, he has written many newspaper columns for local publications. Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes is his first children’s book. Peterson has lived in Pinellas Park, Florida for the past 28 years.

Visit Larry at his Facebook page.  You can also find some discussion questions and more about Slippery Willie at http://www.slipperywillie.com.

~I received a complimentary pdf copy of this book from Tribute Books in exchange for my review.~

Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes
Publisher/Publication Date: TB Press, Jan 12, 2011
ISBN: 978-0982256572
24 pages
Ages 9-12


bermudaonion said...

9 to 12 does seem a little old for that concept, but the book does look cute.

Larry Peterson said...

Hi Kristi--just wanted to say THANKS for reviewing my book and for the kind words. I appreciate the time and effort on your part. I do agree with you that the Amazon age level of 9 to 12 is a little high. Six to ten seems more appropriate. Once again, THANK YOU
Sincerely, Larry Peterson

Tribute Books Mama said...

Thanks! for sharing this great review, it is a good book for children to read.


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