Monday, June 18, 2012

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen 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.  There are 10 hardcover books available (soon to be 11) featuring the character Howard B. Wigglebottom: the energetic bunny who learns many a lesson by going through daily trials that children can relate to.

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen is the second book in the collection that I've had the opportunity to read with my kids.  Listening is one of those skills that kids have to work on at any age, but the book was especially appropriate for my 5 & 3 year olds.  In the story it tells how Howard is always in trouble at school because he just doesn't listen.  I liked that the story wasn't just about not listening to parents at home or not listening to teachers at school.  It also touched on the importance of listening to your friends and listening to your teammates.  The books gives several examples of Howard not listening before he is asked to take a time-out.  He then has time to think about his day and make a decision to be a better listener.  I like how the story then tells about several ways Howard is then rewarded for being a good listener.  He gets a physical reward, but he also is rewarded by keeping himself from harm and getting extra time for play and fun. 

As a family we work hard on sharing with the kids what they did well to earn extra play time and by also explaining the consequences when they don't listen as well.  It is an ongoing battle, but this book definitely reinforces the cause & effect relationship in a way I think my son can understand.  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.

My son always enjoys reading new books together and he especially likes reading about familiar characters.  Since he had already been introduced to Howard he was looking forward to see what Howard would be doing in this book.  When asked what his favorite part of the story was he shared that he liked the pictures the best and especially the one where Howard's ears got stuck in the fan.  (I enjoyed that part of the story myself as we are always having to tell my daughter not to play to close to the fan in our room.  I always worry about her hair getting caught in it!) 

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for the purpose of an honest review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

69 comments:

  1. Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen - I think my toddler would love it.

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  2. I think I'm like alot of parents---the Learns to Listen is top of my list!!! but the listen to your heart sounds good to

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  3. I like the Learns to Listen.Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Blends in like a Chameleon Fable of Belonging

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  5. Howard B. Wigglebottom Litens to his Heart.

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  6. I like the Learns to LIsten!

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  7. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    LEARNS ABOUT SPORTSMANSHIP

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  8. I am a kindergarten teacher, so I would love any of them for my kiddos

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  9. I would choose the Learns to Listen book
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I would like the Momkey on his back... My 5 year is prone to lying.

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  11. I would choose the original Learns to Listen book.

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  12. Learns To Listen

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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  13. I would love to choose the book With The Monkey On His Back

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  14. I would choose the Listens To His Heart book.

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  15. listens to his heart is my fave thanks crystal allen

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  16. A Christmas Story
    thanks for the giveaway

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  17. the to much of a good thing is bad book
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  18. The monkey on his back. julierupert@gmail.com

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  19. I would choose the book Howard B. Wigglebottom and The Power of Giving, A Christmas Story.
    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline
    dod@rogers.comn

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  20. My choice would be the learns to listen book -- I know someone who this would be perfect for!!

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  21. My pick would be the listening book. Everybody can use a read aloud to share with students about how to listen to others.

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  22. Listens to his heart
    vickie
    vmorgan456 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  23. I would pick the Listens To His Heart book.

    Les Johnson

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  24. If I won I would choose Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart.

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  25. i would choose the sportsmanship book

    lemonzest12 at hotmail dot com

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  26. I would choose Harold B. Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship
    marypopmom@yahoo.com

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  27. Learn About Mud is my choice and Rainbows!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I love the learn to listens one!

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  29. i would like the Christmas one!!

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  30. Learns to Listen looks great to me!

    alishad1982(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Definitely the Learn To Listen! All my kids need that one! lol

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  32. Learns to Listen! Perfect for our boys!

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  33. The Christmas Story looks awful sweet : )

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  34. Howard B. Wigglebottom Litens to his Heart.

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  35. Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen... perfect for school!

    Heather N

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  36. Howard B. Wigglebottom learns to listen. My sons is almost 5 and could benefir from it!
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  37. Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  38. I would choose Howard B. Wigglebottom And The Monkey On His Back for my kids!

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  40. Sorry, I messed up on the last post and deleted it... We love to Learn About Mud and Rainbows... WE LOVE rainbows here!!!! and where He Blends In Like a Chameleon looks like a fun one, too. HOW CUTE these are... Thanks for the chance!!

    mrsdayseye at tiscali dot it

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  41. Learns to listen!

    Tam Sweeps RC/FB

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  42. I like the Listens to his Heart
    b dot ringer at hotmail dot com

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  43. Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

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  44. Too Much of a Good Thing is Bad.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  45. Learn About Mud
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  46. Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving: A Christmas Story!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  47. Howard listens to his heart! plaidtoaster@gmail.com

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  48. they all sound good.

    guess I'd choose Christmas story

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  49. The monkey on his back.

    Damian Jarreau

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  50. Howard and the monkey on his back looks cute

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  51. Learns to Listen but they are all cute

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  52. I would choose Blends in like a Chameleon

    dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

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  53. I like learns about sporstmanship
    lgothard@comcast.net

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  54. I really want Monkey on his back bout telling the truth.

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  55. I would choose With The Monkey On His Back. What a great moral to teach!

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  56. listens to his heart!
    eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  57. Jennifer P (Vicki Vix on r/copter form)July 3, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    I'd love "HBW Learns to Listen". Thanks for the giveaway.
    fromfurrin at gmail dot com

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  58. i would choose learns it's okay to back away

    susansmoaks@GMAIL.COM

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  59. Looks like some great books For my 4yr daughter!

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  60. Any of them woulld be wonderful in my @lassroom!
    Jennifer Navarro
    jennynavarro@att.net

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