Slippery Willie's Stupid Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson
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 like the fact that the author states in his dedication page that we are all different and made special in God's eyes. God didn't make any junk. The story was very cute how Willie slips and slides all over the place without his special shoes. At the end of the book the author gives some interactive activities that can be done to incorporate this book into a class room. There are also discussion questions to get the pupils thinking and talking. This book could be a very good tool in teaching on accepting everyone as they are.
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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