November 21, 2011
Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes – Children’s Book Review
by Nancy Hammonds
Book Description 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.”(Summary provided by Tribute Books)
I waiting to read this book with my boys, my 9 year old did not like the title he said because it had the words hate & stupid. At first it was funny but towards the middle the boys were not happy with everyones reaction towards the shoes and laughing at Willie. Once we got to the end they were very happy without giving it away, you must read the book to find out the end.
We went over the interactive guide at the end of the book and we had some great conversation, my youngest son suffers from severe multiple food allergies and he feels that he is
different special and could relate with Willie. A great lesson learned by Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes. My boys understand that God made us ALL different but special.
About the Author Larry Peterson
Mrs 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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