Thursday, November 10, 2011

Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes [e-book review] A MUST read!

Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes was a perfect book to read to my boys.
They are so concerned with how others see them. Whether their friends, classmates, and family will accept their clothes, or quirks, and old/new toys.. It's ridiculous!

 My boys will lose sleep, make themselves ill, and have little panic attacks over these silly little things.
I loved reading this book to them. I even asked hubby to sit with us when I read it because he is the exact same way.

My 5 year old did not like it when everyone laughed, because he doesn't like to be laughed at.

Our children are so wrapped up into what others think of them or their possessions, even their family, that they forget to be children. It's important to teach our children that it's okay to be different, that it's sometimes a good thing. We also much teach them to respect and tolerate others who are different.

The author of this book lives (locally) in my area, which I thought was cool! AND it's his first book. Even better!
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.

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. Facebook

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  1. Tara, it's amazing the amount of pressure that kids in today's world feel. I don't know how they do it. I'm glad that your boys have you and your husband to let them know that it's alright not to worry so much. Thanks for sharing Larry's book with them. I'm glad a local author was able to deliver a comforting message to them.

  2. Hi Tara---just a note to Thank You for doing the review of my book and to say how glad I am that the message resonated with your kids. That's awesome. Thanks again and hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Best wishes,
    Larry Peterson


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