Those Shoes (Paperback)

By Maribeth Boelts, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)
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"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.

About the Author

Maribeth Boelts has written many picture books, including "Those Shoes, " which was a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor book. "The PS Brothers" is her first novel. She lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Noah Z. Jones has illustrated several picture books and early readers. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where he is working on his very own animated series for The Disney Channel and The Cartoon Network. To learn more about Noah and his work, please visit
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763642846
ISBN-10: 0763642843
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: June 9th, 2009
Pages: 34
Language: English