Saturday, November 10, 2012

Howard B. Wigglebottom Book Review & Giveaway

When we first came across the Howard B. Wigglebottom books (on a blog much like my own), I just knew that M had to have them.  The main character, Howard B. Wigglebottom is a cute little rabbit that is faced with difficult childhood situations and through them learns valuable life lessons.  He learns about telling the truth, bullying, belonging, the importance of listening, and much more.  Each book contains a specific topic that many children face in everyday life. 

 Author and CEO of the We Do Listen Foundation, Howard Binkow and illustrator Susan F. Corneilson have created a wonderful series!  Their 10 educator endorsed books (and 1 in the works) are suggested for ages 3-8 but they are a joy to read even as an adult.  My daughter is only 2 and absolutely adores Howard.  Her first We Do Listen Book was Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen and it honestly helped her better understand what it means to listen. 

Books are a very important part of our nighttime routine, they are calming and M looks forward to them.  What kid doesn’t like story time, right? We especially love books that have  vibrant colors and fun characters; the Howard books are no exception.  When we received our latest Howard book, Howard B. Wigglebottom Blends in Like Chameleons: A Fable About Belonging, we were not disappointed. 
  I not only recommend this book for home use but I think it would be a great addition to any classroom.  With the last two pages, Suggestions for Lessons and Reflections, parents and teachers can start a very productive dialogue.  This book opens the door to great discussions about being a part of a team, self-esteem and being liked.  It helps children understand not everyone learns the same and not to judge a “book” by its cover.
We Do Listen has animated versions of their books, songs, and games on their website all free of charge!!  Their site also has free lesson plan ideas and activities to go along with each book.  This website is an excellent resource for both parents and children.  Click here to see for yourself.  
Howard Binkow is even available for free Skype author school visits! 

                                                      What is the We Do Listen Foundation?
“The We Do Listen Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Corporation. Its intention is to enable children to enjoy inner peace and communicate in a more effective way.

We create entertaining, educational books, animated books, games and songs to help young children learn how to listen, feel good about themselves and deal with bullies and violence. Children who learn these skills will grow up better informed to resolve conflicts and will be empowered to change the world.

We are a group of writers, artists, designers, educators, therapists, parents and teachers. Most of us volunteer our time. We share a vision of a kinder world                                                                    with more harmony and peace and a better life for everyone to enjoy.”                                                                  –

Buy It
The hardcover Howard B. Wigglebottom books usually retail for about $15.  However, you can purchase them directly from the We Do Listen website for $6.00 per book or $50 for the whole 10 book collection!!  Ebooks are also available on Apple for $1.99.

Win It
Just in time for Christmas, our wonderful sponsors have offered to give a Howard B. Wigglebottom book {winner’s choice} to one lucky Party of Three reader!
This giveaway is for both US & Canadian Residents!

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Disclaimer: I was given a Howard B. Wigglebottom book for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from your own.


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