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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

38 comments:

  1. learning about courage. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  2. my little girl would benefit from the Learning to Listen Book

    ReplyDelete
  3. Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Howard B Wigglebottom learns to Listen

    ReplyDelete
  5. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    HOWARD B WIGGLEBOTTOME LEARNS TO LISTEN WOULD BE GOOD

    ReplyDelete
  6. I DO NOT AHVE A YOUNG CHILD...IF I WIL THIS BOOK WILL BE DONATED TO A CHILDRENS CHARITY AT CHRISTMAS

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think HWB Learns its okay to back away would be a great book to share with my daughter :)
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. howard b wigglebottom and the monkey on his back
    shopannies@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I would love to read blends in like chameleons with my lil boy :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. The Monkey on his back :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Howard B Wigglebottom learns to Listen

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'd like the Howard B Wigglebottom and The Monkey on His Back.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I would also like "Wigglebottom learns that too much of a god thing can be bad"

    ReplyDelete
  14. HBW A Tale About Telling The Truth
    Thanks for the chance

    ReplyDelete
  15. Please enter me in your giveaway.
    It would be great To Win A Copy Of
    Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Courage.
    In response to your requirement to Visit WeDoListen.org then come back and share which HBW
    i would enjoy reading with a child in my life.
    I would enjoy
    reading Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Howard B Wigglebottom learns to Listen

    ReplyDelete
  17. Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart

    ReplyDelete
  18. I think my kids would enjoy learn to listen

    ReplyDelete
  19. They all sound good. I would start with Too much of a good thing is bad.
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Learns to Listen - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like the Learns to Listen book :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. And the monkey on his back looks cute :D

    ReplyDelete
  23. I would like to read the book "Learns about Bullies".

    ReplyDelete
  24. I would like to read the book Learns about Bullies to my child.

    ReplyDelete
  25. "Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving: A Christmas Story" would be my choice!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. Howard B wigglebottom learns to listen
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

    ReplyDelete
  27. def learns to listen

    ReplyDelete
  28. Howard B Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship would be ideal for my niece and nephew who play Teeball.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. the monkey on his back!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I like the one where he Learns its okay to back away

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com
    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

    ReplyDelete
  31. HBW Learns to Listen (Corey Olomon)

    ReplyDelete
  32. we would enjoy the one about the monkey on his back
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete