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Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
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Those Shoes

by Maribeth Boelts, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)

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This is about a kid who really wanted these certain pair of shoes even if they did not fit because they where popular. He finally learned that he did not need shoes to be liked so he gave them to a friend.
Ages – 3-5
Source – Pierce College library. ( )
  broros | Jun 11, 2019 |
A book for 4 year olds about a boy who wants a pair of shoes that everybody else at his school has, but his grandma can't afford them. ( )
  EmmaD103 | Jun 9, 2019 |
pierce county library
  TeraHayden | Jun 9, 2019 |
This book is about a boy that wanted a pair of shoes but he couldn't get them because he and his grandma couldn't afford them. They find a pair at the thrift store but they were too small he got them anyway and squeezes his foot in them. He then gives them to a classmate that needs them.
Ages 5-8
Pierce county library
  Miah124 | Jun 9, 2019 |
This book is about sharing and giving to the community. Ages 5-8. Source Pierce College Library. ( )
  Alyssiacowee | Jun 5, 2019 |
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Great lesson for kids who want a name brand to be like everyone else, but family cannot afford to purchase those items. Turns out boy is thoughtful and generous do not mena as much to him as he thought they would.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763642843, Paperback)

"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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:44 -0400)

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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.

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Editions: 0763624993, 0763642843

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