November 6, 2010
November 6, 2010
By Catherine (Amazon.com customer)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
This book brings smiles, tears and more smiles as the reader discovers Nora's reason for wanting to keep her pink boots. Every child should be blessed with a father as loving, patient and resourceful as Nora's.
December 6, 2010
By Nora Greenwald (Formerly Molly Holly of the WWE)
I love Nora’s Pink Boots!
March 10, 2011
By Elizabeth (Amazon.com customer)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This is an adorable book with a great message! Every child and parent can relate with Nora on some level. This is a fabulous way to discuss a sometimes tough topic (cancer) with an elementary aged child. It will make you cry and smile all at the same time!
By Author Lori A. Moore w/ "Reader's Favorites" (Louisville, KY)
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was very touching
This was such a touching little book. It starts with Daddy trying to buy Nora a new pair of shoes because the pink boots she's wearing are torn, dirty, and smelly. But even though Nora has outgrown them, she doesn't want any new shoes. Daddy tempts her with sandals, princess shoes, cowboy boots, skates, sneakers, ballet shoes, flippers and even a brand new pair of pink boots just exactly like the ones she has but bigger. Alas, Nora won't give in and allow Daddy to buy her new shoes. Finally Nora explains that the reason she doesn't want to give up her dirty, stinky, torn pink boots is because they remind her of her mommy. She was wearing the pink boots when she went trick-or-treating with her mommy and when building snowmen too. Then the adult reader will recognize that Nora's mommy has died of breast cancer and that's why Nora doesn't want to give up her pink shoes because they make her feel closer to her mommy. The book ends with Daddy explaining that he'll put her pink boots on the fireplace with a picture of mommy so that Nora will never forget her. At that point, Nora agrees to let Daddy buy her a pair of new princess shoes.
Wonderfully illustrated and incredibly touching, this is an adorable children's book. The book is very colorful and will appeal to the sense of young readers. Some verses are written in rhyming verse, which makes it even cuter. Good job, Matthew Hoggins.
January 8, 2012
Reviewed by Joy H. for Readers Favorite
Today is Nora’s Birthday and her dad wants to buy her new boots to replace her old ones. The only problem is that Nora doesn’t want new boots, and no matter how hard her dad tries to change her mind by showing her pretty new shoes and boots, she doesn't agree. She is keeping her old smelly pink boots no matter what he says! But there is a reason Nora wants to keep these boots. You see, her mommy gave these boots to her and that makes them so very important to her because she remembers things she and her mommy did together while she was wearing these boots.
This is an adorable and precious book, and as I read it I couldn’t help crying over Nora’s situation with her boots. It was heartwarming just to see that she was so adamant about keeping her dirty boots. This is a great book for young children who have a parent or family member with cancer. I love the attitude of Nora’s dad: the love and patience he shows toward Nora and her determination to keep the boots.
I appreciate authors like Matthew Hoggins for writing books like this for children. This book brings the difficult situations down to a child’s level with lots of feelings of love and understanding. The book itself is beautiful with the pink representing Breast Cancer awareness. The illustrations are just perfect to capture a child’s interest. The colors are vivid, bold and bright and the characters illustrated in it are adorable!
I highly recommend this book for children who have a parent or loved one that has cancer or some other life threatening illness. This book might be something that will calm their fears and help understand the difficulties they are facing.