Those Shoes

Those Shoes

eBook - 2007 | First edition
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All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. But Jeremy's grandma tells him they don't have room for "want," just "need," and what Jeremy needs are new boots for winter. When Jeremy's shoes fall apart at school, and the guidance counselor gives him a hand-me-down pair, the boy 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 comes to realize 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.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, [2007]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780763691486
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 volume, unpaged).: color illustrations.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Jones, Noah (Noah Z.)

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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."

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muffinpopcorn
Jul 15, 2017

Great book with a great message . Strongly recommend

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chughesgreen
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!

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ottawawoman
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.

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libraryeee
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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