Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes

Author: Larry Perterson
ISBN: 978-1424187973
Publisher: Publish America
Source: Blog Tour for Tribute Books

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 absolutely love this adorable book.  It teaches children a wonderful lesson in being different and unique, all while being comfortable with who you are.  Not everyone likes the same things and that is okay!  The world would be boring if people weren't different.  In the story, Willie learns that people don't always react the way you think they will.  It approaches many different topics of conversation for parents and children to discuss and comes with an interactive guide that helps parents talk to their kids about the topics addressed, such as embarrassment, teasing, being different and worrying.

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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What others are saying:
"Adorable work!" - Tampa Tribune

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  1. Too cute! I follow the Princess Boy on Facebook, and I hope that the idea of acceptance of all differences takes hold. No one is like anyone, so who made the rules of what is "normal"?

  2. Thanks Tiffany for the great review! If only we could all stop worrying so much, right? I'm really glad that you enjoyed the book and for recommending it to your blog readers.

    I really like the look and design of your blog. It is so easy on the eyes and your layout is so clean and concise. Keep up the great work!

  3. Hi Tiffany--I just read your review and I am quite humbled by the kind words. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.
    Larry Peterson

  4. Thanks for the great review,a very cute story with a point to it.


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