Blog Tour: Book Review – Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson

Slippery Willie Synopsis:
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.

Review:
2 important lessons are taught in the short picture book.  It’s not nice to make fun of others who are different and sometimes we worry too much what others will think.

I admit about half way through I wasn’t sure about this book.  I was feeling pretty bad for poor Willie and wondering where the author was going with the story.  It wrapped up in a way that made a great story to teach children about differences and how we treat others.  This book would be useful in a classroom setting especially one with children who have disabilities.

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

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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