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Never Walk in Shoes That Talk (Roscoe Riley Rules #6)

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Mr. Destructo-Feet

Roscoe's friend Gus wants a pair of cool new shoes. But Gus's parents won't buy them until his old, boring ones are worn out—and that could take forever. Luckily, if there's one thing Roscoe is good at, it's destroying things. . . .
ebook, 96 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by HarperCollins
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Dec 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yeah you know same old time out. Except my friend Gus is also in time out but lets tell you the whole story ok. Roscoe riley is at school and he see's a bunch of kids surrounding Coco and Hassan Roscoe went over there and he saw Coco talking to her right shoe and Hassan listening from his left shoe. Roscoe thought that this was amazing and he wanted to have shoes like that to. So when he got home Roscoe had asked his dad if he could get the shoes called walkie talkies so he can talk to other kid ...more
{My Thoughts} – In this book Roscoe Riley wants the newest fad he’s seen advertised on television. It’s a pair of shoes that are basically like walkie talkies. They can communicate with other peoples shoes if they have the same kind. Two of his classmates have some and he really wants some too so that he can be cool. His parents both told him no though. His friend Gus is dealing with a similar situation with his parents telling him no. Roscoe ends up getting some from his Great Aunt. And he tell ...more
Sep 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was really good. I finished it in one day. The book has a few really cute pictures to go along with the story.
Roscoe Riley is called Mr. Destructo-Feet becuase he always breaks his new sneakers within the first week of having them. Roscoe's friend Gus wants a pair of cool new shoes too, but Gus's parents wont buy them until the old ones are worn out. Gus has a problem though becuase his shoes can't be worn out because they are ruff and tuffs.
Read the story to see if Gus gets his new shoes
Jen Selinsky
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Roscoe and his best friend, Gus, discover that two of their classmates have the newest and coolest shoes around, Walkie-Talkies, they each decide they want a pair. Both boys ask their parents to buy the shoes for them, but the grownups don't want to pay the money for what they consider a fad. Even worse yet, Gus's parents won't get him another pair of shoes until his old Ruff Tuffs wear out. After Roscoe's great aunt sends him a pair of Walkie-Talkies in the mail, he lets Gus borrow them, s ...more
Feb 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fun story in the Roscoe Riley Rules series by Katherine Applegate.

We enjoyed listening to Jared Goldsmith narrate the tale on audio CD during a car ride for a weekend trip. It's short enough to keep the attention of a five-year-old, but has enough humor to keep the adults chuckling, too.
Edward Creter
When he finally gets his coveted walkie talkie shoes from his ditsy great-aunt from out of town, Roscoe Riley not only walks the walk but talks it too, since he can actually talk via shoe with other kids. Then his friend trades the talkies with his own shoes which seem indestructable. Roscoe promises to "break in" those indestructible shoes anyway he can. The results are funny, but I wonder if the talking shoe was ripped off from that thing in Get Smart. Y'know? The one where Don Adams talks thr ...more
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked the walkie-talkies because they can talk. I like Roscoe Riley because he got some Walkie Talkies. I learned that you don't drag your feet on the ground when you stop your bike.

I didn't like when he dragged his feet on the ground when he stopped his bike. I'd like a friend like Roscoe Riley.

(Jonah loved the walkie talkie shoes. He missed the moral of fads though and thinks Roscoe should absolutely want to get the backpack with a display screen next.)

Having gotten a pair of hard-to-find Walkie Talkie shoes, Roscoe is suddenly popular and wants his best friend, Gus, to join the fun, but before Gus's parents will buy him new shoes, he must wear out his long-lasting sneakers.
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Text in large font and short sentences make this story accessible to younger or struggling readers. The short sentences are not stilted nor short on meaning, intensity, or suspense.
Roscoe Riley -- rock on!!
Martin Guzman
This book was about a boy who tells you all about rules.This book i like it is 1 of my favored book it is funny.I will recommend it to Chris.f he will like it.
Toni Pope
Nov 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I preread some of my kids scholastic reading counts books, to try to help them better understand it. This series is definitely one of the very best, these books are great.
Nanette Fandino-Diaz
Great read aloud book.
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Katherine Applegate is the author of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal. Her novel CRENSHAW spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times children's bestseller list, and her first middle-grade stand-alone novel, the award-winning HOME OF THE BRAVE, continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists.

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