"In this witty, wise picture book, Boelts presents a kid_ã_s-eye view of a consumer fad that rages through school at gale force." _ã”Ô_Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksÔ_(starred review)
All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy_ã_s grandma says they don_ã_t have room for "want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feet aren_ã_t much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has _ã” warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend _ã” are worth more than the things he wants.