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The Wrong Shoes: A Book About Money and Self-Esteem

The Wrong Shoes: A Book About Money and Self-Esteem

Marco loved his Super Stepper Running Shoes when he saw them in the store--but on the first day of school he discovers that everybody was wearing Jupiter Jumpers. He wanted those shoes. He needed those shoes. But his dad said no, and his mom said he should earn some money and save up for them himself. Marco never had a job before! So he grabbed his trusty Field Guide and his best friend Amelia for a quest through the wild world of money--a quest that teaches them some unexpected things. Especially designed for kids 7-8, The Wrong Shoes teaches kids about money, hard work, self-esteem, and the real value of the stuff we own.

The book includes a special note in the back to parents about the foundations of generosity and self-esteem in older children and points to additional resources for parents wanting to reinforce the concepts of the book at home.

Developed in partnership with Thrivent, Generous Kids books teach age-appropriate concepts about money, possessions, generosity, and contentment.

Thrivent is a membership organization of Christians. For more than a century, it's helped members we wise with money so they can live more content, confident, and generous lives. Learn more about Thrivent at
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  • Publisher Beaming Books
  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781506446813
  • eBook ISBN 9781506480336
  • Age/Grade Range Grades 1-2; Grades 3-4
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 64
  • Publication Date August 14, 2018