Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

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"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.



Title : Those Shoes
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ISBN : 0763624993
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Reviews


Manybooks rated it ★★★★☆

February 14, 2018

Although the concepts of needs versus wants and the importance of being a good friend are perhaps a bit on the surface and obvious, thankfully and appreciatively, the presented narrative of Maribeth Boelts' Those Shoes is generally realistic and neither too preachy nor sugar-coated. For one, youn...


CH13_Caitlin Murphy rated it ★★★★★

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...


Krista rated it ★★★★★

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,...


Randie rated it ★★★★★

April 23, 2013

Jeremy wants "those shoes", if you have ever struggled financially, you know exactly what shoes he wants, expensive, new, hip, cool shoes. His grandma says they don't have room wants, just needs. So, Jeremy gets a pair of used shoes from the school counselor. He's embarrassed and sad. What happen...


Nyla rated it ★★★☆☆

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...


Heather rated it ★★★★★

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...


L13_Allison rated it ★★★★★

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....


Jessica rated it ★★★★★

February 18, 2016

Jeremy is a child who needs a new pair of shoes. He wants his grandma (who I assume is his sole guardian) to buy him "those shoes" that everyone at his school seems to own. When the guidance counselor gives Jeremy a pair of "kiddie" shoes, he is embarrassed and all but one of his classmates laugh...


Lauren rated it ★★★★★

October 17, 2016

Those Shoes (A Charlotte Zolotow Award Nominee, 2008) A touching story that follows a young boy, Jeremy, that has no room for “wants” only “needs.” but Jeremy desperately wants those shoes - the pair of high tops with two white stripes. Jeremy’s loving grandmother says he only needs a pair of win...


Reva rated it ★★★★★

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...





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