March 10, 2011

Cleverly Inked review

Cleverly Inked
March 10, 2011

Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes; Larry Peterson
by Liz

I need to start off by saying Larry Peterson's dedication was perfect.

Dedicated to all kids
who think they are “different.”
It does not matter…
How tall or short you are,
How big your nose is,
How fast you can run,
How high you can jump,
If you can see or not,
Hear or not,
Or even be wheelchair bound.
You are all God’s special individual creations
and God “don’t make no junk.”

Willie had slippery feet and needed the courage to wear ugly shoes his mother got him. This has a great lesson amongst the crazy slipping and sliding. The activities in the back of the book were also were great. I read this to my son to get his reaction and when the mom pulled out a net to catch Willie he cracked up. He thought it was hilarious. My son is in ESE, so he has children in his class with disabilities and I know the children in his class will love this book. It shows that even though you may be different you can still be yourself. People are not standing back pointing and laughing. It also shows that making fun of people is bullying. Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes is a fantastic children's book.