Thursday, May 9, 2013

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Courage (review)

Howard B. Wigglebottom is a delightful bunny that has a bit of difficulty with life.  He encounters bullies.  He doesn't listen.  He needs courage.

Author Howard Birkow understands children's needs and the struggles they face on the playground and in the classroom.  He and illustrator
Jeremy Norton have put together a  book that will help a young child manage the bully he encounters on the playground.  The feeling he has to keep all his toys for himself and not to share.  The tendency to not listen. And the need for courage to face obstacles.
In “Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Courage” Howard Binklow has his main character “Howard” face his fears and learn how to use his courage.  This delightful tale depicts Howard facing the monsters under the bed, the dark, and the first day of school.  All of these fears are exactly what young children face in their own lives.  The reader can relate to the fears faced by Howard and they too can learn to work through the fear and develop the courage to be brave.  

The continuing character building stories of Howard. B. Wigglebottom are always a joy to read and share with children.  (rev.C.Delorge, librarian)
DISCLOSURE: Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Courage was given to us in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.

The We Do Listen Foundation has made the production of these books available and also a delightful website where you and your child can see the books in animated format.  You can listen to and download songs.  You can also print activity pages and play games.  This is at no cost to you.   Also, you can purchase the hardcover books at a discounted rate on the website.

Our school has a collection of 11 Howard B. Wigglebottom books in its library and I have read each of them.  Frankly, I can not pick my "most favorite one."  Each is delightful. I recommend these for the young child and for the school or classroom library.

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