Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Whatever Wanda {Review & Giveaway}

I love a book that teaches a lesson. Especially a children's book that my boys can relate to. Whatever Wanda is a sweet book that teaches the lesson about how your attitude can change your outlook. The book is written by Christy Ziglar (yes, she is related to THE Zig Ziglar) and illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye. This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.

Wanda is a little girl who really doesn't want to go to the celebration of Rubber Duck Days. She has a negative attitude throughout the entire book and misses out on so many fun activities with her family and friends. Wanda's attitude is so negative because she thinks that she can't have fun at the celebration.

When Wanda refuses to participate in the activities of the day she feels bad for herself. My children could relate to this part because they have been there before. My boys (who are 2, 4, and 6) thought the book taught a very valuable lesson about your attitude and not being grumpy all the time. Even if it's something you think you won't enjoy, go into it with a good attitude and things will change for the better.

About the author:

"Christy Ziglar, financial planner, mother of twins, and niece of legendary motivator and the world’s original optimist, Zig Ziglar, is bringing the same timeless wisdom and ageless advice to an entirely new, younger audience through her Shine Bright Kids picture book series. Christy, her husband, and their twins live in Atlanta, Georgia."

About the illustrator:

"Paige Billin-Frye lives with her husband in Washington, D.C., where she gardens and grows food in her city yard. She has illustrated numerous children’s books and works in a studio over a neighborhood hardware store. Coincidentally, Paige has amassed a collection of rubber duckies of all sizes across the years."

You can find out more about Shine Bright Kids HERE

I recommend Whatever Wanda to those with children from age 3-13. It is a great book for learning manners, being polite, and adjusting your attitude to be more kind. My boys liked it even though the main character is a girl. They also loved that the celebration was about Rubber Ducks. 

Now, on to the GIVEAWAY!! I am giving one reader a copy of this sweet book. Please leave a comment telling me where you are from! The giveaway will end on April 1, 2015. Make sure to leave a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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