Slippery Willie's Stupid Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson

Slippery Willie's Stupid Ugly Shoes is a fun book to read with great illustrations. Though there's definitely a message contained in the story, it is delightfully told. It's the kind of book that would be great to read in a classroom--and there's a bonus at the end: questions the teacher can ask the kids to get them thinking.

Author Peterson has done a fantastic job showing a kid who is different and how he's treated at school, but in a fun way.

This book is recommended not only for classrooms but also for moms and dads to read to their kids.

I loved it.


Book web site:

Larry Peterson Facebook:!/larrytpbx

Tribute Books website:

Tribute Books Facebook:

Tribute Books Twitter:

Slippery Willie Synopsis:

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."

Discover how sometimes we worry about things about ourselves when actually there is nothing to worry about in the first place.

"Adorable work!" - Tampa Tribune

Larry Peterson Bio:

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.

YouTube video book trailer embed html code:

Buy links:


Looking for readers to share their thoughts about accepting differences at:


Mason Canyon said…
This sounds like a delight book for youngsters. A good way to teach a lesson without them realizing it. Cute video.

Thoughts in Progress
Ellen said…
What an adorable book. Sure to teach a great lesson!
Tribute Books said…
Marilyn - thank you so much for your review of Slippery Willie. I'm glad that you enjoyed the book and for recommending it for a classroom setting. We appreciate your support!
Larry Peterson said…
Hi Marilyn--Thanks so much for reviewing the book and for the kind words. It certainly means a lot to me. THANKS again
Larry Peterson
cute book and a great lesson. My son starts middle school next year where image and appearance are everything to kids. I wish it weren't so!
Cheryl said…
Thsi sounds like a fun book. I'll be reviewing it too. Can't wait to read it.

This was a fun book--with an underlying message.

V.R. Leavitt said…
Sounds like a cute book!
great review, it is a cute story that makes a point.

Popular posts from this blog

it's Not a Cozy! by Mar Preston


The Power of Identity by Donna Urbikas