Thursday, March 21, 2013
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Courage Children's Book Review & Giveaway
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Courage is the newest book in the HBW series and features our favorite bunny learning about facing his fears with courage. This is the third Howard B. Wigglebottom book my family has read and Howard is now a familiar character to my kids. They always look forward to seeing what kind of silliness Howard is up to in the illustrations and I look forward to reading a book that has a positive message. In this book I loved that the overall message is one of my favorite mantras "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" or in Howard's case, "I'm brave. I was afraid but I did it anyway." I think the story shares a very important lesson that everyone is afraid of something and that is okay, but you can't allow that fear to stop you from experiencing new things. My kids haven't been afraid of much yet, but I know that when the time comes this book offers some great talking points. With the story as our spring board we can talk about how superheroes, firefighters, police officers and more are brave.
Both my 4 year old daughter and 6 year old son listened to the story, but I would say my son enjoyed it the most. The pictures of superheroes on the cover sparked his interest immediately and the rest of the illustrations didn't disappoint him. He of course loved the silly one where Howard is afraid of the toilet and it shows him in the toilet, but he also really liked the pictures with the baby bird learning to fly. The baby bird in the story was my daughter's favorite part.
To learn more about Howard B. Wigglebottom visit WeDoListen.org. On the site you'll find animated books, songs and games featuring HBW. The eleven picture books in the award winning, educator endorsed series tackle important life lessons for 3-8 year olds like listening, bullying, sportsmanship, anger management, self-esteem, moderation, truth, divorce, peer pressure, belonging, generosity, sportsmanship, fear issues and attention. Howard B. Wigglebottom hardcover books retail for $15 in the U.S. and Canada or you can order them directly from the website. Right now they are on sale for $6 US or $55 for the set of 11.
If you have school aged children and get Scholastic book order forms sent home you may have noticed that you can now order several Wigglebottom paperback books. You'll also find Ebook versions at the Apple store for $1.99.
The Giveaway: Thanks to the We Do Listen Foundation one lucky reader will receive their own copy of Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Courage. Giveaway is open to both US & CAN. Just enter using the rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for the purpose of an honest review. All opinions are 100% mine.