I had the pleasure of reviewing another one of the Wigglebottom Books. This time we got to listen and watch Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back, one of the many free animated books of the series from The We Do Listen Foundation.
The We Do Listen Foundation is a group of writers, artists, designers, educators, therapists, parents, caregivers and teachers who share a vision of a kinder world with more harmony and peace and a better life for everyone to enjoy. Their books, animated books, songs, posters and lessons/discussion questions are intended to empower young children to deal with important life lessons like being a better listener, bullying, anger management, moderation, truth, divorce, peer pressure, belonging, generosity, sportsmanship, attention and feeling good about themselves.
This book is geared to four to eight year olds and explains reasons people lie, why they shouldn't and how to go about making the right choices.
I had both of my kiddos watch and listen to the animated version of the book and they absolutely loved it. They loved the beginning when the mouse got out of the cage and the reaction from the teacher. I watched as they're laughter stopped and they continued to listen and watch the story.
When it was over I asked them what they thought of the book. My six year old daughter answered, "It's good to tell the truth even if it's something that your parents may not be happy about hearing." My four year old son agreed.
Once we received the actual book in the mail the kids were excited to read it before bed and my daughter wanted to share with her classmates.
I thought the animated story and book both were very easy for my kids to understand. They paid attention to the animated story and loved browsing the site for games and for listening to some of the other free animated versions of the Howard B. Wigglebottom series. I loved that with every story is a lesson for the kids and how easy it is to point out what the lesson is. I thought this story was a great way to let kids know that telling the truth, good or bad, is very important.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received a book from We Do Listen Foundation at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. A big thank you to the We Do Listen Foundation for providing the giveaway prize.
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