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Silkki’s Reviews
November 11, 2011

Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes
by Sally Payette

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 REVIEW:
I was thrilled to receive this book to review. I love reading to my four children and this story definitely shares a lesson with children that although you may be different some times things aren’t as bad as you think they may be. Willie is one of those children who has an issue that he can not control, the doctors can’t find a way to stop the problem so his wonderful mother buys him special shoes to fix it her own way. They are custom made and work like a charm. Unfortunately, like most young children with a problem, Willie is afraid of what children at school will say, it even haunts his sleep, he wakes up only to discover that it was all a bad dream and when he gets to school the next day he sees that he was wrong about the other kids in school. They love his shoes and everyone wants some. Although the story is wonderful in meaning I do not like the words it uses “ugly, stupid & hate” are all words that we do not use in my house so I have to improvise when reading it to my children. Most people may not have that same issue and their children will love the story as is. I love the story, just with a little bit of tweaking. Willie learned a valuable lesson and I really think the author Larry Peterson did a wonderful job with this story. It will be a treasured story because it has a lot of good humor and a great message for children.

Larry Peterson Bio:
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.

We give this story 10 out of 12 thumbs up.

Sweet 'n Treats review

Sweet ‘n Treats
November 10, 2011

(Review) Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson
by Bonnie Sweeten

I had the opportunity to review a children’s book, Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson. It is an easy read for school-aged children where they can relate to the message. Peterson depicts an excellent message that is it okay to be different than everyone else and sometimes your own fear is the biggest hurdle. Many children face bullying in school by their peers and this story gives children courage to be themselves.

I wanted to read this to my daughter but it is a little too mature for her age right now but I would love to purchase the book for her to have when she is older to read and understand the message of accepting differences. Everyone is not the same and you should not put a person down or make fun of them because they are not like you.

{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.

{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 30 years.

{Links for Author & Book} Please support Larry Peterson & Tribute Books by visiting Slipper Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes website as well as their other social network sites.

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

Larry Peterson Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/larrytpbx

Tribute Books website:
http://www.tribute-books.com

Tribute Books Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Archbald-PA/Tribute-Books/171628704176

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