Read Those Shoes Online Free - But all the kids are wearing them! Any child who has ever craved something out of reach will relate to this warm, refreshingly realistic story.
"I have dreams about those shoes. Black high-tops. Two white stripes."
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.
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
February 20, 2013
In Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts, Jeremy struggles with a dilemma at school. All he wants are the shoes that "everyone" else has at school. Jeremy's Grandma tells him that they can't afford the expensive high top tennis shoes that he wants, but they can get the warm winter boots that he needs. W...
January 09, 2012
Jeremy wants a pair of black high-top sneakers that all the boys at school have, only to find his grandma refuses to buy him some as they cannot afford them. Things got bad at school when Jeremy shoes fell apart at school, if that’s not embarrassing enough the only shoes available are sneakers wi...
July 08, 2017
I thought this book was a great lesson for students to not also understand what life is like for someone struggling with poverty, but to help them realize how blessed many of them are with what they have. The main character does everything he can to get a new pair of shoes that will help him fit...
August 25, 2017
I thought this was interesting... I really hate the way brands have influenced how our kids dressed ,Started jackets and Air Jordans come to mind...I do like the way the boy in this story comes to a compromise over the shoes and does another child a good deed. Good lesson here. illustrations are...
April 27, 2017
This is a powerful picturebook that explores the tension between wants and needs when family budgets are tight.
July 17, 2017
I absolutely love the story this book portrays. It shows diversity in family structures, economic funds, giving, and friendship. The young boy in this story learns the importance of spending money and saving money on things that you need rather than what you want to fit in at school. In the end,...
August 24, 2017
Important book to share with your child and/or your class. And a great reminder for teachers about the children who may be in your classroom.
October 26, 2017
Summary: Those Shoes is a story about a young boy named Jeremy who always catches himself wanting a pair of those shoes that everyone else at his school has. His grandma explains to Jeremy that they do not have room for wants and needs. Jeremy’s shoes end up falling apart, and the guidance counse...
November 15, 2016
The story starts with a young boy dreaming of a specific pair of shoes, staring at a giant poster for Those Shoes. He tells his grandmother that he wants them; she reminds him that he needs boots. He then describes all of the children at his school that have Those Shoes. The guidance counselor ha...
February 14, 2013
“I have dreams about those shoes. Black high-tops. Two white stripes.”
Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts is a story that truly touched my heart. Those Shoes is the story of a little boy who doesn’t have much money, and is feeling very jealous of everyone in his class who has a special pair of shoes....