Sunday, March 6, 2011

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

Copyright: 2011 - 2nd Edition
ISBN #: 978-0-9822565-7-2

Welcome to Larry Peterson's Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes Blog Tour promoted by Tribute Books.  Below you will find a book summary, book review and info about the author.  Enjoy! =)

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Book Summary:
(Given to me by Tribute Books)

Willie Wiggles hates his slippery feet. He just slips, slides and spins all over the place. But what he hates even more are the special shoes that have been made for him that will help him to walk just like all the other kids. Willie thinks that they are the "stupidest, ugliest shoes in the whole world."

You can read an excerpt of the book by clicking here.  If you're interested in purchasing a copy of Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes, you can go here.

My Review:


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.


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


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?


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.

Have you read this story?  Share your thoughts about it here.

About the Author:
(Given to me by Tribute Books)

Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As a freelancer, he has written many newspaper columns for local publications. Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes is his first children’s book. Peterson has lived in Pinellas Park, Florida for the past 28 years.


  1. Thanks Mandy for the great review. You hit on such a great point - Willie was comfortable with himself until his condition changed when wearing the shoes. You're right - the book is about accepting change as much as it is about accepting differences. I always appreciate how you break a book down into its components. It is so helpful.

  2. Hi Mandy---Thanks so much for taking the time to review my book. Your insight into Willie was right on target and I deeply appreciate your comments. Thanks again.
    Sincerely, Larry Peterson

  3. Great review, it is an adorable story that gets the point across.


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