Book Review: Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes

Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes tells the story of Willie Wiggles, a boy who has the most slippery feet there ever was.  Usually he slips and slides all over the place, but his Mom got him some special shoes.  These shoes are the stupidest and ugliest things Willie has ever seen, and he doesn’t want to wear them to school.

When he gets to school, everyone is laughing so hard at him they fall over!  On his walk home from school because he was so upset, cars start crashing at the site of his shoes because they can’t stop laughing!

It turns out that Willie was so upset over his shoes, he had a bad dream about them!  When he actually wears them to school, everyone loves them and wants their own pair!

Being disabled and having worn leg braces to school during various times during school, I can definitely relate to Willie and being paranoid that everyone will laugh at me.  Although, usually no one even noticed them.

At the end of the book there is an interactive guide with actions you can do that relate back to the book like wearing something you think is ugly to see what your classmates reactions are or volunteering with kids that are “different” (I’ll clue you in – they’re really not!)

There are also some discussion questions as well that you can discuss with your child after having read the book.

Book web site:
http://www.slipperywillie.com

Larry Peterson Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/larrytpbx

Tribute Books website:
http://www.tribute-books.com

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Buy links:
http://tribute-books.com/shop.html#children8

Excerpt:
http://www.freado.com/read/9129/slippery-willies-stupid-ugly-shoes

Looking for readers to share their thoughts about accepting differences at:
http://slipperywillie.blogspot.com/2011/01/share-your-thoughts-about-accepting.html

About the Author

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.

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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  1. Tribute Books says:

    Katie, thank you for sharing your own personal story about growing up with leg braces and how you could relate to the message in “Slippery Willie” in your own life. Your review is a powerful one and we appreciate your willingness to open up and talk about your own experiences.

  2. Tribute Books says:

    Katie, thank you for sharing your own personal story about growing up with leg braces and how you could relate to the message in “Slippery Willie” in your own life. Your review is a powerful one and we appreciate your willingness to open up and talk about your own experiences.

  3. Hi Katie—just read you review and would like to say THANK YOU for taking the time to do it. Seeing your own personal story relate  to “Willie’s” dilemma is exactly what I was striving for with the story. You made me realize that I was “on point”. Thanks again and best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving
    Larry Peterson

  4. Hi Katie—just read you review and would like to say THANK YOU for taking the time to do it. Seeing your own personal story relate  to “Willie’s” dilemma is exactly what I was striving for with the story. You made me realize that I was “on point”. Thanks again and best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving
    Larry Peterson