Those Shoes

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


All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy’s grandma says they don’t 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 aren’t much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has — warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend — are worth more than the things he wants.
 

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User Review  - jwesley - LibraryThing

Jeremy wanted a new pair of shoes like the rest of his classmates. However, his grandmother can't afford to buy him a pair. When he finds a pair in a thrift store, they're too small. He struggles with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Frances - Goodreads

I seen this book on another friend's review and had to check it out. I listened to the you tube reading of the book. The boy needs shoes, but the shoes ( that everyone has) is too costly for 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.