March 7, 2011

Literary R&R review

Literary R&R
March 6, 2011

Blog Tour: Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson
by Mandy Shemery

My Review:

Cover

The cover is simple, but gets the point of the story across. Willie's shoes on the cover are preposterously large and seemingly unmanageable ... which makes one wonder how he is able to navigate while wearing them.

Plot

This was a cute little story about a child and their insecurities with being "different."

Character

Willie was an average child, but with one difference ... he had the slipperiest feet in the world. Having grown up with this difference, he was okay with it and knew how to handle himself because of it. But, when things changed and he got some anti-slippery shoes, he became unsure of himself. Would his self-confidence take a beating because of this change?

Overall

This was a quick and adorable story about not only accepting people as they are, but learning how to accept change as well. I would recommend every parent get this for their child to read.