Thursday, March 10, 2011

Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes; 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.

My Review

I need to start off by saying Larry Peterson's dedication was perfect.

Dedicated to all kids 
who think they are “diļ¬€erent.” 
It does not matter… 
How tall or short you are, 
How big your nose is, 
How fast you can run, 
How high you can jump, 
If you can see or not, 
Hear or not, 
Or even be wheelchair bound. 
You are all God’s special individual creations 
and God “don’t make no junk.” 

Willie had slippery feet and needed the courage to wear ugly shoes his mother got him. This has a great lesson amongst the crazy slipping and sliding. The activities in the back of the book were also were great. I read this to my son to get his reaction and when the mom pulled out a net to catch Willie he cracked up. He thought it was hilarious. My son is in ESE, so he has children in his class with disabilities and I know the children in his class will love this book. It shows that even though you may be different you can still be yourself. People are not standing back pointing and laughing. It also shows that making fun of people is bullying. Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes is a fantastic children's book.

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Thank You Tribute Books for allowing me to be part of Slipper Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes Tour



Tribute Books said...

Liz, thank you so much for your heartfelt review. I'm so glad you shared the book with your son and that he enjoyed it. Also, thank you for recommending it for a classroom setting with children with disabilities. That means a lot to us.

Thanks for your support of Slippery Willie and for hosting a stop on the blog tour. We appreciate it.

GMR said...

How cool! I have a stop along their blog tour next week. ^_^ Looks like a fun little book.....and that dedication, totally agree. Fun and true. Wonderful review Liz....happy reading!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

how cute!!

Jenny N. said...

Just watched the trailer and love it.

Blodeuedd said...

It sounds really cute, and I also like the message of the book :)

Nina said...

That dedication is GOOD! Really!

Larry Peterson said...

Hi Liz--Thanks so much for the awesome review. I'm so glad your boy enjoyed it. Hearing that makes my day. God's blessings to you and your family.
Larry Peterson

jackie b central texas said...

I love the dedication message and the theme of the book, now if I only had a little boy to read it too!

Thanks for sharing this one Liz, if I were a Mom or Grandma would snap it up in a heartbeat!

Juju at Tales of said...

Sounds sweet :)

Tribute Books Mama said...

Great review, this is a very cute and adorable book.