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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review: Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson

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."

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.

Here's What I Think: I always love books that have a message and there is no better message than accepting each other's differences. This children's book takes it a step further and reminds us to accept our own differences. I also like the Peterson was able to convey his message without it being totally obvious that a lesson was being learned. My sons loved the illustrations of this book as well as the story.

Disclaimer: Although I did receive this book for review purposes, I was in no other way compensated to publish this post.
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  1. Thanks Pam for the kind words about "Slippery Willie." I hope the children in your son's school enjoy the new addition to their library.

  2. Hi Pam---thanks for doing the review and I am thrilled that your boy liked it so much. Thanks again and best wishes to you and your family.
    Larry Peterson


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