A golden heart.
Jeremy wants those shoes desperately. Why shouldn’t he when everyone in his class owns it? But, unfortunately, his grandmama can’t afford it. Then, one day, his present shoes break, and the school counselor offers him a new pair. But Jeremy is unhappy as they look like shoes that young children wear. And finally, Jeremy buys his dream shoes from a thrift store, though they are smaller for his feet. And then, one day, Jeremy gives it all up. Why would he?
We picked this book based on a recommendation. The story of Jeremy, who wants a pair of shoes and gets it only to quickly giveaway to someone who needs it the most. Children will enjoy the story of a boy with a golden heart. The illustrations work nicely with the storyline.
Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts is a beautifully illustrated, moving story of a big-hearted young Jeremy who will indeed inspire his readers.
Originally published: 2007
Author: Maribeth Boelts
Illustrator: Noah Z. Jones
Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (5.0), Characters (5.0) Writing Style (4.0), Illustrations (4.5) & Ease (4.5)
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