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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Whatever Wanda Review and Giveaway

Whatever Wanda is a charming children's book that teaches a great life lesson. The pictures are beautiful and engaging and the characters are relatable. We just love these books.

Whatever Wanda, is the third title in the Shine Bright Kids series! The Shine Bright Kids series provides children and their families with the tools to teach the importance of making good choices. The series explores such topics as: using good judgment, taking responsibility, having a positive attitude, and demonstrating perseverance.

Wanda is in serious need of an attitude adjustment! She doesn’t want to accompany her family to the Rubber Duck Days Festival, and once there, she won’t participate in any of the events or join in with her friends. Soon Wanda receives some helpful advice and learns that:

“Sometimes you have to believe something will be great before it actually is. Being positive is a choice that makes everything better, not to mention, a whole lot more fun!”

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.

We have loved the books in this series. Bug raves over them and wants us to read them to her all the time. And she remembers the lessons from them. The Shine Bright Kids Series is a wonderful way to teach your kids lessons and talk about problems they are facing. Sitting down with these books offers a sweet time with your children you both will treasure.


Whatever Wanda was an interesting read in our house. The word 'whatever' is not allowed when used like Wanda does, so it was interesting to see Bug listen to the story and repeat over and over, "That is not a nice word!" It gave us a chance to explain why we don't say it and talk about what else she could have said instead. It also showed the attitude behind that word and made it real to her instead of us trying to describe it to her. We love the Shine Bright Kids Series!

You can find the other titles of the Shine Bright Kids series HERE Whatever Wanda sells for $14.99.

***To win your own copy of Whatever Wanda leave a comment and tell me if you have a taboo word in your home.***


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.

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