March 18, 2011
Midwest Book Review
"Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes" is a humorous attempt to show a child that his worst fears about being teased and rejected for being different may be nonexistent outside of his dreams. Willie Wiggles is a boy with a handicap, he slips and slides instead of walking. But he has a pair of unusual shoes that will help him not slip. Unfortunately he thinks they are stupid, ugly shoes and he imagines the worst - that all his friends and teachers and even his mother will laugh at him if he wears them. Luckily, Willie wakes up from his bad dream and finds when he really wears his shoes to school, no one laughs. Colorful, zany illustrations help make "Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes" a direct hit with kids ages 6-10.