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Friday, May 10, 2013

Can't Wait Willow! Review and GIVEAWAY!

Want another adorable book to read to your children? Who isn't looking for a great book to enjoy with your children, right? Well, Can't Wait Willow is just the book you're looking for then.

 About Shine Bright Kids:
The Shine Bright Kids series provides children and their families with a relevant framework to help instill solid values and teach the importance of making good choices. The principles that will be explored include: using good judgment, taking responsibility, having a positive attitude, and demonstrating perseverance.

About the Author:  (Recognize the last name Ziglar?!?)
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 new Shine Bright Kids picture book series.

 About the Illustrator: Thanks to her first grade teacher, who recognized her superior skills in drawing a robin, Luanne Marten has been drawing, painting and sketching ever since.  She is a great experimenter and has a fresh, whimsical approach to bring her characters to life.

"Willow is so excited that the Over-the-Top Circus has finally come to town! The only problem is, that when left to her own devices, she can't say "no" to some good things. On the way to the show, she is distracted by enticing treats and fun that she just can't turn down. Willow arrives late and is sad to find that, not only has she run out of time, but money, and she won't be able to enjoy the pink cotton candy she's been dreaming of. Willow is given valuable advice and a second chance and is ultimately taught the lesson that sometimes in life you have to say "no" to goo things to end up with something great!"

This book is seriously adorable. The illustrations by Luanne Marten are sweet and draw you in to the story. I couldn't get my 3yo to stop looking at it and then she had to take it to her Grandma's with her to read all weekend! She loves this book. I love this book. I love the simple yet needed message of delayed gratification that our children (and adults) need to learn. It is presented in a very real way that kids can easily understand. My 3yo was walking around saying, "Willow, say No!" This is a book we will visit often and I will have my older kids read it to the younger ones!

If you want to see more of this adorable book, head over to these websites and check it out. Before you go, watch the trailer while you're at it!

Visit the author's website to get great resources to support the book, including a printable poster with 'Ways to Shine Bright,' as well as reward chart you can use at home with your children.

The publisher site is:
Pictures of you and your family enjoying Can't-Wait Willow! are encouraged on Facebook and Twitter! :)  

Can't-Wait Willow! from Ideals Children's Books from Ideals Books on Vimeo.

Now, if you just have to have a book and don't want to rush out and buy one because I am GIVING ONE AWAY, enter your comment below and wait a week. I will draw a winner on May 18th.
Just leave a comment telling me your favorite childhood book and your email and you're good to go!

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