3 Boys and a Dog
March 15, 2011
Giveaway: Slippery Willie’s Stupid Ugly Shoes
by Tamera Westhoff
Having a son with Autism, this book really touched both of us. I read it first to make sure it was age appropriate for him and it is a great book for any parent to read to their child! All children should read or be read this book! For younger kids, you might want to shorten the storyline, but read it to them!
About the Book
Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson is a fantastic story about Willie Wiggles who “slipped, slid, and spun all over the place.” He has to wear these shoes that he thinks are horrible shoes, in order to walk normal. He dreams that everyone laughs at him, but finds that they are cool shoes when he finally wears them to school.
My (and my son’s) thoughts
After my son read this story, he told me that: “Sometimes people have problems and need a wheelchair, or glasses, or fake body parts and that’s okay!” He really understood the story! He was a little worried when everyone was laughing at Willie, but felt much better when he found it was a dream! I enjoyed the simply drawn pictures with a lot of color, the alliteration used, and the story. It is very age-appropriate with enough pictures to keep children’s attention. All children should be taught that we all deserve love (no matter what our problems are) and we should never laugh at someone else’s problem. This is a great book to help teach our children these important principles!