Sunday, April 15, 2012

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship Book Review & Giveaway


The Howard B. Wigglebottom series of books were created to be entertaining while still teaching important life lessons like how to listen and feel good about yourself.  Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship:  Winning Isn't Everything was my first exposure to the series.  I enjoyed reading it with my 5 year old son.  Although he has not been on a conventional team that has wins or losses yet I know the time is coming.  He is at an age where he soaks everything in and if we are reading about what it means to be a team player the story from the book will stick with him.

In this story Howard goes from being a ball hog who sometimes cheats and calls his team mates names to a team player who shares the ball and says positive things to those he's playing with.  The story centered around a soccer game which my son especially liked since he plays.  He also really enjoyed the illustrations throughout the book.  The book was very easy for him to follow along with and understand. Personally I liked a lot of the wording used in the book.  For example Howard's coach tells him he is making poor choices which is something I hear myself saying quite often.  I also liked that at the end even though he doesn't win he's told he can be very proud of himself.  At the back of the book you'll find "Suggestions for Lessons and Reflections" that provides multiple talking points to discuss with your child.  I appreciate having that as a resource.

You can learn more about the Howard B. Wigglebottom series at WeDoListen.org Check it out for songs, games, posters and even animated books.  All of the Howard B. Wigglebottom books are available on the site on sale right now for only $6.00 each (RV $15) or between $10-$12 each on Amazon.

The Giveaway:  Thanks to the We Do Listen Foundation one lucky winner will receive a Howard B. Wigglebottom of their choice from the site.  Use the rafflecopter form below to enter.  Good luck!


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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free using Mom Blog Society. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

35 comments:

  1. I would purchase Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to his Heart. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  2. Would like to read my 4yr old Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back..... That one or Learns About Sportsmanship. These books look adorable, and it's hard to choose. ;)

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  3. I'd get Howard...and the monkey on his back! Thanks for hosting!

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  4. I like Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving: A Christmas Story.
    Thanks for the chance!

    raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

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  5. I'm torn between the one about listening & the one about bullying....

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  6. I would choose the Learns to listen book

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  7. i would love the howard b wigglebottom learns about mud & rainbows book
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  8. i love the learns to listen!

    christinejessamne at hotmail dot com

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  9. learns to listen! heather.loftus@aol.com

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  10. I would pick Howard B. Wigglebottom and the power of giving: A Christmas Story.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  11. coreybrennan26@hotmail.com
    i think "HBW learnd that too much of a good thing is bad."

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  12. We would love "THe Monkey on His Back"

    Kelly

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  13. My daughter is in soccer right now and this would be perfect for her..we've been discussing sportsmanship so I would choose the learns about sportsmanship or even the bullying one.

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  14. i would choose listens to his heart

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  15. I would choose Learns to Listen!

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  16. I would choose Learns to Listen for my kids.
    wcaligirl@gmail.com

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  17. They all seem like a choice to read to the little one ...

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  18. learns about sportsmanship
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  19. teh power of giving looks liek a great book we give a lot aroudn the holidays

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  20. Learns to Listen is the book I like.

    Tam S rc/fb

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  21. Learns to Listen

    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

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  22. I think I would get the listens to his heart. julierupert@gmail.com

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  23. I'd like the Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen for my daughter! Thanks!

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  24. I would pick "Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back".

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  25. If I won, I would choose the Listen to his heart one

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  26. I would choose Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving A Christmas Story

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  27. I'd like Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  28. I would go with Learns To Listen.

    lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I would pick the Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies!

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  30. I would choose Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns To Listen!

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  31. The Power of Giving, A Christmas Story
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  32. I like Learn to Listen :) Sometimes even I need a tutorial :)

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  33. I would choose I like Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving: A Christmas Story.

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  34. Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns To Listen

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  35. I would choose Learns About Sportsmanship. Thanks!

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