Hanging Off the Wire review

Hanging off the Wire
October 29, 2011

Slippery Willie’s Stupid Ugly Shoes
by Hayley

Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson

About The Book:
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 Thoughts:
What a clever little book! The illustrations are adorable, and the story is very relevant. There is not one kid (or adult, for that matter) on this earth who has never felt inadequate. But this story of Willie takes us on a journey to self-acceptance. Everyone is normal, no matter what anyone else thinks, because we are who we are, and that is perfectly normal!

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. For more information, please visit Slippery Willie’s Blog!

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