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Those Shoes

Written by Maribeth Boelts & illustrated by Noah Z. Jones
Published by Turtleback Books
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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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Lemony Snickers
Reading contracts all day long. Not bad, but not quite as fun as reading about hobbits.
3.5 / 7.0

Those Shoes has a great lesson about sharing, even when we have very little ourselves. Jeremy lives with his grandma and they don’t have a lot of money for extra things, even though Jeremy really wants a special pair of shoes. Eventually, Jeremy finds the shoes he wants at a thrift shop and purchases them even though they are a bit too small. Later, he notices that Antonio, another boy at school, has shoes that are held together with tape. What Jeremy decides to do next is a great example of kindness and empathy. The message isn’t at all subtle, but it’s valuable and a great opportunity to talk with young readers about having an outward-looking perspective.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.0 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Those Shoes

Maribeth Boelts

Maribeth Boelts is a former preschool teacher who has written numerous books for children. She lives in Iowa with her husband and three children.

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Who Illustrated Those Shoes

Noah Z. Jones

Noah Z. Jones is an author, illustrator, and animator who creates all sorts of zany and memorable characters. He has illustrated numerous books for children, including <i>Always in Trouble</i>, <i>Not Norman</i>, and <i>Those Shoes</i>. He is also the author and illustrator of Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe, an early chapter book series. He lives in California. To see more of his work, visit

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