Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

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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.

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


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...

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...

Morgan rated it ★★★★★

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...

Cat rated it ★★★★★

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...

Sara rated it ★★★★☆

April 27, 2017

This is a powerful picturebook that explores the tension between wants and needs when family budgets are tight.

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,...

Lesley rated it ★★★★★

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.

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...

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....

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