Put Yourself in My Shoes

Featured
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
338 0
Put Yourself in My Shoes
Author(s)
Co-Authors / Illustrators
Publisher
Age Range
4+
Release Date
September 15, 2020
ISBN
978-8417673376
Buy This Book
      
When Cricket goes for a walk, he finds Ladybug searching for something in her garden. She’s lost one of her spots! Since Cricket doesn’t have any spots, he doesn’t think they’re important. Bee has a problem too: her wing is all tangled up! Spider is running low on silk and Centipede doesn’t have enough shoes… But Cricket doesn’t think any of those things are that important. But what will Cricket do when he faces a problem?

Editor reviews

1 reviews

cute picture book about empathy
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES is a cute picture book about empathy and friendship. Cricket is going on a walk to see his friends after a long winter. However, they are all busy with something that he doesn't understand and assumes are not important because they are not important to him. Then, later that night, something that is important to him breaks and flea repeats his words back to him. Cricket understands how his friends were feeling and begins to put himself in their shoes.

What I loved: This book has a simple message about empathy and kindness told in an adorable way through these bugs. Children learn these important lessons alongside Cricket. Even though some things may not be important to him, he begins to realize that they are important to his friends and he needs to put himself in their shoes to understand them. The illustrations are cute, and I loved the ideas of Ladybug looking for her spots and Centipede busy putting together shoes for all his feet. Children will enjoy the repetitive text and cute bug scenarios, plus the clear message at the end.

What left me wanting more: As a small point, even though Cricket feels badly about how he treated his friends, he does not apologize. His friends are exemplary in terms of friendship, and I would have liked some additional gesture or apology for his actions, as this is also an important lesson for young children.

Final verdict: A cute story with a moral of empathy, PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES is a fun picture book read. Recommend for children who are learning about friendship and empathy.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Instructions for Dancing
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The critically...
Jonathan: Prince of Dreams
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Still recovering from the tragic loss of his mother, typical...
Missing the Beat
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The dream job? Check. The best friends? Check....
Meeting the Star
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The spotless reputation? Check. The gorgeous movie star?...
Making the Play
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The school of her dreams? Check. The perfect...
Runaway : Immortals of Indriell
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
They claim her mother died a hero. They...
The Tragedy of Dane Riley
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
A teen confronts his feelings about his father’s death, his...
Even and Odd
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Even and Odd are sisters who share magic. Lately, though,...
Bee a Good Human: A Pollinators' Guide to a Better Life
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Combining inspiration, humor, and entomology, Instagram artist Ali Beckman (@SoFlyTaxidermy)...
Goodnight, Little Bunny
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Meet Little Bunny on the day that she ventures out...
Flying Over Water
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
N.H. Senzai and Shannon Hitchcock expertly craft the intersection of...
Rukhsanna Guidroz
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Samira thinks of her life as before and after: before...

Latest Member Reviews

Instructions for Dancing
 
5.0
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING is an engaging YA contemporary about romance, family, and coming of age. Evie stopped believing in love..."
The Tragedy of Dane Riley
 
4.3
"THE TRAGEDY OF DANE RILEY is a compelling YA contemporary read about family, grief, depression, and mental illness. Dane is..."
The Shadow War
 
3.3
"What worked: Intriguing mix of Sci-fi with historical set during WWII. There is a lot going on in this engaging..."
Kneel
 
5.0
"Russell and his friend Marion live in Louisiana, and hope to use their skills at football to work their way..."
A Season of Sinister Dreams
 
4.3
"A SEASON OF SINISTER DREAMS is an engaging YA fantasy that follows two young women, Evra and Annalise. Annalise lives..."
I Can See Clearly
 
3.3
"Luc Ponti comes from a strong Italian family, and his father (an NCAA point guard, Princeton grad, Special Forces and..."
Fire with Fire
 
4.7
"Dani Rivera may excel at every part of her dragon slaying training, but she would rather focus on being normal..."
Better Together
 
5.0
"BETTER TOGETHER is a delightful and charming YA contemporary read about sisterhood, family, and healing. Siri lives with her mother..."
Get a Clue: A Bookish Boyfriends #4
 
4.3
"In this fourth book set at Reginald R. Hero High, we meet Huck and Win, the brother of Curtis from..."
The Fault In Our Stars
 
5.0
"I had enjoyed this book to great extent. I loved the relationship connection between the two characters and how the..."
The Cruelest Mercy (The Kinder Poison, #2)
 
4.7
"THE CRUELEST MERCY is an intriguing second book in an enthralling YA fantasy series. After the rush and danger of..."
Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty, #1)
 
4.0
"What worked: This was a fun take on Crazy Rich Asians meets descendants of Empress Regent of China. Gemma..."