Howard B. Wigglebottom Childrens Books Review & Giveaway!

The We Do Listen Foundation is a non profit foundation that offers free animated books featuring Howard B. Wigglebottom, free posters, songs and non-violent games for children 4-8 years old. The We Do Listen Foundation is assisting children to feel good about themselves and learn important lessons about bullying, listening, anger management, moderation, truth, divorce, peer pressure, belonging, generosity, sportsmanship, and attention.

They also offer hardback books as well. They are offered at a 50-66% publisher discount. Howard Binkow is the CEO of the We Do Listen Foundation and is one of the authors of the Howard B. Wigglebottom series.

I was recently asked to review one of the hardcover Howard B. Wigglebottom books. I chose Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back: A Tale About Telling the Truth.

Before the actual book arrived, my daughter and I checked out the We Do Listen website. I was impressed by the great quality educational stories and information for children there. My daughter loved the animated books so when I told her that her Howard B. Wigglebottom book had arrived, she was super excited.

My daughter loves books and loves to read. It's one of my favorite activities that her and I share together. It was hard to choose a book from the collection as all of them are about important topics/lessons for children. 

I chose the book about telling the truth, in the hopes that maybe she would become more open with me about what her days are like at school etc. With her Autism, she is very fearful that if she has a bad day, mommy will be upset with her so she doesn't always tell the truth. She also has communication issues so it's hard for her to talk about her feelings etc.

The book is wonderfully written and illustrated. The incidents that happen in the book to Howard B. Wigglebottom(such a cute name!) are typical of things that could happen to most any child and are typical things that a lot of children might not tell the truth about. While I felt it got the message/lesson across clearly, it wasn't an obvious learning or educational book in the eyes of my daughter because it was such a fun read. I really liked that aspect! Your children will learn the lessons and not even realize it. She loves the book and did learn why telling the truth is important. She also learned what feelings you may have if you lie and carry those lies with you day to day. While she still has communicative difficulties, she has now realized that she feels better telling me she had a bad day at school and that I won't get upset. It gives her the chance to talk about her day and maybe what she could have done differently.

If that wasn't fabulous enough, there are lessons and reflections at the end of the book that you and your child can review. It reviews the lessons from the book by asking questions about the book. Things such as "Do you remember why Howard lied to his mother?" What a great way to summarize the book and lesson taught in it.

I would highly recommend checking out the We Do Listen Foundation website to see all of the animated books and other educational information there.

What's that you say? You want to win your own Howard B. Wigglebottom book? Well, you're in luck!

One lucky winner will be able to pick any Howard B. Wigglebottom book of their choice. It will also be autographed by the author.


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Disclosure: I received a complementary sample in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. All opinions were honest and my own.


slb3334 said…
Learns to listen.

Howard B. Wigglebottom listens to his heart
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Kristy Thiel said…
I'd get "Howard B Wigglebottom learns too much of a good thing is bad"

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Christian said…
I would go with Howard B. Wigglebottom learns to Listen. I really dig your reviews btw!
The McKennas said…
I would get Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Christyn Mckenna
Aranda513 said…
A tale about telling the truth :)
Pinky Sade said…
Howard B Wigglebottom Learns Too Much of a Good Thing is Bad
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Helen said…
the christmas story about learning to give
ACMommy3 said…
I'd pick the Christmas story about giving!
Kelly said…
I would get the book where he listens to his heart:)
Sherry said…
I would get Howard B Wigglebottom Learns Too Much of a Good Thing is Bad.
Unknown said…
Learns to listen

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Patty White said…
The Power of Giving A Christmas Story
Laura H. said…
I'm with you! I like "Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back: A Tale About Telling the Truth" also.
Chevelle said…
Definitely Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns To Listen! My son could use a friendly & fun reminder of this (daily!) heehee. Thanks!
maria g said…
I'd love Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Mud and Rainbows for my son.

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Bonni said…
I would like the book...Too Much of a Good Thing is Bad
mom2girls said…
THe Power of Giving, a nice Christmas story seems right just about now ;)
Heidi said…
I would pick Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies.
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susansmoaks said…
i would choose monkey on his back
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"Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving: A Christmas Story"!

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