The Barefoot King: A Story about Feeling Frustrated

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The Barefoot King is the story of a young man who is the king of his town where all of the people don’t wear shoes when they walk around. The king hurts himself a lot; he doesn’t like this and tries to think of something that can be done. He has people sew leather together and put it on the ground everywhere. The king is now happy, but his people are not: they tell him that they don’t like the leather everywhere. The king asks one of his helpers to help him think of something else. His helper helps the king to pay better attention where he’s walking so that leather isn’t needed on the ground to cover rocks, and if he does still trip sometimes, he will learn to not get angry as easily.

I like this book because it teaches me where the idea of shoes maybe came from. The king acts like a kid at the beginning when he gets mad and wants something changed right away, but then I like that he starts thinking of others and changes things back right. I like the pictures in the book because they’re colorful and fun to look at. I think that kids of any age will like this book.

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Author Andrew Jordan Nance, with illustrations by Olivia Holden
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Bala Kids
Publish Date 2020-05-19
ISBN 9781611807486
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Issue June 2020
Category Children's


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