{Never Walk in Shoes that Talk: Katherine Applegate}Never Walk in Shoes that Talk by Katherine Applegate
Series: Roscoe Riley Rules
Published by HarperColllinsChildrens on June 23, 2009
Genres: Childrens, Realistic Fiction
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – Mr. Destructo-Feet

Roscoe's friend Gus wants a pair of cool new shoes. But Gus's parents won't buy them until his old, boring ones are worn out—and that could take forever. Luckily, if there's one thing Roscoe is good at, it's destroying things. . . .

{My thoughts} – In this book Roscoe Riley wants the newest fad he’s seen advertised on television. It’s a pair of shoes that are basically like walkie talkies. They can communicate with other peoples shoes if they have the same kind. Two of his classmates have some and he really wants some too so that he can be cool. His parents both told him no though. His friend Gus is dealing with a similar situation with his parents telling him no. Roscoe ends up getting some from his Great Aunt. And he tells Gus that he can borrow his shoes. However, Gus has a different size foot then Roscoe so Roscoe’s shoes are too small on him. He squishes his feet into them anyways and Roscoe borrows Gus’ boring shoes and tries to find out a way to ruin them so that Gus’ parents will need to buy Gus some new shoes.

Roscoe does manage to ruin Gus’ shoes and because of it they both end up in time out. It’s amazing the ideas that children can come up with as a means of trying to get what they want or trying to help their friends to get something they want. Children will never cease to amaze me in that aspect.

I highly recommend this book for any child that is having a difficult time engaging in the book world. It has a nice lesson about following the rules and it has humor, which makes for a nice read.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.