Those Shoes

Those Shoes

Book - 2007
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Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763624996
Call Number: BOELTS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 x 27 cm
Subjects: Shoes -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Poverty -- Juvenile fiction.
Generosity -- Juvenile fiction.
Peer pressure -- Juvenile fiction.
Additional Contributors: Jones, Noah (Noah Z.), - Illustrator


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JCLBeckyC Aug 24, 2017

This picture book does an amazing job of capturing Jeremy's conflicting feelings as he decides whether or not to part with something useless but important to him. This story has a great moral without it feeling moralizing. Readalikes: Last Stop on Market Street, A Chair for My Mother.

DPLjosie Aug 23, 2017

A nice story dealing with generosity and sharing, set in a big city. Also a good discussion on "want vs. need."

Jul 15, 2017

Great book with a great message . Strongly recommend

Jun 30, 2016

Relatable & Impactful. This book is so much more than just "those shoes;" it's a lesson on Empathy & Kindness. After reading and discussing this book with my 8 year old, we grabbed some shoes from the closet and took them to a Thrift Shop - we donated the shoes and continued the discussion. This book is an absolute gem!

May 03, 2011

A great book that my son wanted to read more tha once. Helps children realize that they cannot always have what other children have, and that while it might be hard, it's OK.

Jul 31, 2010

A must-read that will help children deal with feelings about wanting a trendy item that all the other kids seem to have.


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