Living Life: Hannah Style! review

Living Life: Hannah Style!
November 15, 2011

Book Review: Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson
by Hannah Adkins

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.
I really loved this book. Even though it’s a children’s book, it has a really great story that everyone can learn from. We’ve all felt self conscious at some point in our life or another, just like Slippery Willie. This book addresses that and accepting the differences in people, in a way that kids will love!
I loved all of the adorable little illustrations. Kids will love reading this book, and may even enjoy a little dose from their parents at story time. You and your kids alike are sure to fall for Slippery Willie’s silliness.
I also like that they have discussion questions in the back of the book so that you can talk to your children about the topics in this book. I think that this book would be great to use if you are a school teacher as well, thanks to the great discussion questions and valuable lessons found in this book.
Whatever your age, wherever you’re from, you’re sure to love and learn from this book, just as much as I did.

Here’s a bit of info about the author, Larry Peterson.

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.

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