Monday, February 27, 2012

Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back Review & Giveaway


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.

~LaQuita

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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35 comments:

  1. we are having issues with lies in our house...I'll have to find a book like this

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  2. These are great books! We have reviewed them also and love them. Will not be entering but thanks for sharing your review :)

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  3. Howard B Wigglebottom Listens to his Heart

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  4. This is so timely! We've hit the 'lying' stage and we're working hard at guiding her through this stage. I think this book would be invaluable for us!

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  5. The learns about sportsmanship one would do wonders for us. With two boys in sports, I think we could definitely use this one!

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  6. I would love to win Howard B Wigglebottom: and the power of giving

    Jamie Brigham
    prettyinpinkwife @ aol dot com

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  7. Learns too much of a good thing is bad!

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  8. I'm gonna have to check these out, they look great! Thanks for sharing these!

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  9. I'd like to win Howard B. Wigglebottom: Listens to His Heart

    weezi_k (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  10. I haven't heard about these, but it sounds like a great series with solid life lessons. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I would like to win Howard B Wigglebottom: Learns about sportsmanship

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  12. I would also have to go with the 'Listens to his Heart' book.
    samorjj at hotmail dot com

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  13. Too cute! "Listens to his Heart" sounds like a great one!

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  14. If I won I would choose "Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart."

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  15. I would choose Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  16. I love "listens to his heart".
    amymccarty at hotmail dot com

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  17. I actually like the monkey on his back, as we call our 4 year old monkey

    andrea_hockeygirl@hotmail.com

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  18. I would love to win the power of giving :a christmas story
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Howard B Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

    vnjplus3 at verizon dot net

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  20. I think I want the "Listens to His Heart" or "the Monkey on His Back.

    Kelly L

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  21. I would like to win Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns It's Ok to Back Away.

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  22. Id love to win Howard B Wigglebottom Listens to his Heart!!

    dalleykt at live dot ca

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  23. Id like learn to listen
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  24. I really liked "the power of giving"

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  25. Howard B Wigglebottom Listens to his Heart
    april yedinak

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  26. Howard b wigglebottom listns to his heart
    jenniferwinchester@ymail.com

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  27. I would choose learn's it's okay to back away - what a great lesson!

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  28. I would love this title you reviewed, as my kids are just starting to learn about the concept of lying. The Sportsmanship one looks nice too for the age of my kids.

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  29. learns about mud & rainbows looks so cute & i know my 3 year old grandson would love it
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  30. I like Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Bullies.
    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

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  31. I would like Howard Learns to Listen! We are struggling with this issue with our 3 year old.

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  32. Either "Listens to His Heart" or "the Monkey on His Back.

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