Friday, January 13, 2012

Howard B. Wigglebottom Review/Giveaway

We received the wonderful opportunity to review one of the books in the delightful children’s series: Howard B Wigglebottom.

Howard B. Wigglebottom is a furry bunny in a series created by the We Do Listen Foundation. Among their book series there are songs, videos, games, coloring pages, and even animated books you can read for FREE online. There are games for age groups 4-8, and my son was able to do all of them with my assistance on the computer. This is a site dedicated to helping children learn important lessons about listening, bullying, anger management, moderation, truth, divorce, peer pressure, belonging, generosity, sportsmanship, attention, etc. There are printable posters that go along with each book which can be a helpful reminder to pin up on the wall to keep children motivated in their lessons. The books also have a feature online where you can review the lesson of the book and reflect. This would make a great tool for home schooling parents, and I plan on implementing it into our household.

We chose Howard B. Wigglebottom Blends in Like Chameleons: A fable about belonging


Joey is a kid who just can’t seem to sit still, follow directions, share or listen. Others get mad at Joey, and since he doesn’t feel like he fits in he does silly things that he knows he isn’t suppose to do. Howard comes to the rescue when Joey loses his two pet chameleons in school and gets in trouble. With help of a great friend Joey learns nothing is really wrong with him, and Howard helps him learn how to listen.

My son is four years old, and he loved this book. One thing he was just tickled about was the book was signed! He tells everyone that Howard the bunny signed his book. He can identify with Joey in many ways when it comes to sharing, and having trouble following directions. He has been getting so much better at this, and it made him feel really good to read about Joey who can be so much like himself. This is a wonderful story about fitting in and letting others help you succeed in the process. It was very heart warming, and most children can identify easily with this book. Not only is it full of compassionate lessons children can learn easily from, there is a fun feature that makes this book uniquely interactive. On all the pages where the chameleons are hiding you can help spot them. This keeps children absorbed in the book, and teaches great focusing skills. We also really loved the the illustrations are plentiful, colorful, and very well detailed. We lingered over each page with my son pointing out all the different features.

All the Howard B. Wigglebottom books are entertaining, and educational. They focus on helping young children learn how to listen while teaching them important life lessons and help them feel good about themselves all at once. Every child is different and with Howard B. Wigglebottom there is something for each unique child. I urge you to check out the website: http://wedolisten.org/
It is a great tool for parents and children, and it is completely FREE. There is no registration process to play the games (plus they are non-violent), or read the animated books, so no sign in process is required. If your interested in purchasing a Howard B. Wigglebottom book you can CLICK HERE. For those who prefer hardcover books, they offer them on their site at a 50-66% publisher direct discount.

And thanks to author of the Howard B. Wigglebottom, Howard Binkow, you can WIN your very own signed hardcover book! You can pick whichever book you would like from the series. My giveaways are always simple and I like to keep my requirements low. I have enlisted the help of rafflecopter to simplify things so now without further ado I will let you get to it! And don’t forget to check out the website: http://wedolisten.org/ You can also find Howard B. Wigglebottom on both FACEBOOK and TWITTER
Your kids will absolutely love it! And stay tuned because I have an interview with Howard Binkow from The We Do Listen Foundation coming up this weekend!

Here's a list of the Howard B. Wigglebottom books:
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen (about how to be a better listener)
Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart (lesson: be yourself)
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies (how to deal with bullies)
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Mud and Rainbows (about when parent's fight)
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns It's OK to Back Away (dealing with anger issues)
Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back (a tale about telling the truth)
Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving: A Christmas Story (the importance of sharing)
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns Too Much of a Good Thing is Bad (the importance of moderation)
Howard B. Wigglebottom Blends in Like Chameleons (a fable about belonging)
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship (lesson: winning isn't everything)


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I received this product for free from a member of the foundation for review purposes only. All opinions expressed are soley my own, and are 100% honest.

7 comments:

  1. What a great series of books! In recent years, I have gotten back into reading children's books as I now have young grandchildren of my own. I am amazed at how many new books there are out there that actually have great messages in them!
    If I have chosen a book from the giveaway that is in high demand, I would gladly like to have any of them from this collection. It was a difficult decision having to choose which one I want the most!
    my e-mail address is: janney25@yahoo.com
    thanks so much,
    Julie

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    1. Yes this is truly a great children's series! I highly recommend it to anyone around young children. I love the positive message in them with a lesson to many of the trials children face daily in each one. Thank you for entering! :)

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  2. Great book! Visiting from VoiceBoks! Congrats! on being a Featured member!

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    1. Thanks Shawna! I love your giveaway blog! Hope you don't mind, but I added your button to my blog page to let some other's know about it. I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but I'm having some trouble with javascript at the moment so it wouldn't allow my comment to post. Thanks for the congratulations! :)
      Sincerely,
      Tori

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  3. I think my 3 yr old step daughter is going to love the one on sharing. I think she will learn the most from that one. my email is 2twins2.1988@gmail.com

    Rachel

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    1. Congrats on winning! I hope she really loves it! I will be emailing to confirm which book you want, and all your mailing details. :)

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  4. What a wonderful series of books! Thanks so much for introducing them to me. I loved them all but could see how Howard learns to listen to his heart could help reinforce the idea to my sweet 6 year old that he has to listen to his wonderful heart. I'm so glad to find your great site on voiceBoks! Congratulations on being a featured member. It was so crazy last week in our family that I didn't get a chance to drop by on the featured members, I'm so glad that I did! What a treat to find you! I'm now following you!

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