Those Shoes

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Candlewick Press, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 34 pages
9 Reviews
"In this witty, wise picture book, Boelts presents a kidís-eye view of a
consumer fad that rages through school at gale force." ó Bulletin of the Center for Childrenís Books (starred review)


All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremyís grandma says they donít have room for "want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feet arenít much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has ó warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend ó are worth more than the things he wants.
  

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User Review  - slbenne1 - LibraryThing

All he wants are "THOSE SHOES." Unfortunately, his grandmother has to budget, and she knows he will need new boots for the winter season. When he sees a pair at a thrift store, he has to have them ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jclark5 - LibraryThing

This book is good to teach children about the difference between want and need. Jeremy wants the newest pair of shoes that all the other kids at school have been wearing. However, after he tells his ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Maribeth Boelts is a former preschool teacher who has written numerous books for children. She lives in Iowa with her husband and three children.

Noah Z. Jones is the illustrator of NOT NORMAN: A GOLDFISH STORY, THE MONSTER IN THE BACKPACK, and WELCOME TO THE BED AND BISCUIT. He lives in Maine.