Friday, April 3, 2015

Whatever Wanda! Book Review and Giveaway

Disclosure:  I received one or more products in this post in exchange of an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

Sometimes we just need an attitude adjustment!  This is a lesson I worked on with Allyson as we read Whatever Wanda! by Christy Ziglar.  This lesson could not have come at a better time.  While most days Ally is at school and comes home excited from her day of learning, I don't see the bored/"whatever" attitude I used to see before she started school.   However with her being home on Spring Break it seems the attitude is back and it needed to be squashed like a big bad attitude bug.

Ally started out by reading the story to me.  She kept asking me why Wanda didn't want to participate in the activities with her family and friends.  This is a big change from where we were a year ago.  Allyson used to be the type of girl that was nervous and didn't want to do things that she hadn't done before unless I was there to hold her hand.  This isn't the case any more I am proud to report!  So, when she asked why Wanda was being "whatever" with her family and friends, she just didn't get it! 

In the story, Wanda goes through her morning at the annual Rubber Duck Days festival with an attitude of "whatever."  Wanda didn't want to wake up for the day.  Wanda didn't want to wear the matching duck outfit her mother had picked for the whole family.  Wanda didn't want to pick a duck for the Duck Derby.  Wanda also didn't want to pick what job she wanted to do to help you.  By not choosing her job, she was suck with trash duty.  No one else wanted the job, so Miss Whatever was given that one!  Finally when she didn't want to play with her friends in the Waddle Walk, she was left out of the parade.  Suddenly Waddles has a little talk with Wanda about being positive.  It makes everything better!!  

Pick up this book and watch Wanda change her attitude around.  It is so often, even as adults we get in our own ways of being positive.  This story is a great way to change that thinking and start over.  The world is out there for us to experience, so why not be positive about it? 

Continue below for a Whatever Wanda! Giveaway!! 

About Whatever Wanda!: 
The third title in the Shine Bright Kids series, Whatever Wanda! teaches children the importance of having a good attitude.
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 Shine Bright Kids:
Choose Right. Shine Bright.
The Shine Bright Kids series provides children and their families with a framework to 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.

Written by Christy Ziglar
Illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye
Available now!
Hardcover with jacket, 10 x 10, 27 pages
ages 4 to 8 

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Author Bio
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.

The Giveaway:
How to Enter: Please use the Giveaway Tool below!
Prize: One Hardcover Book of Whatever Wanda!
Dates: Starts April 3, 2015 11:00 am EST.  Winner will be chosen April 12, 2014  11:59 pm EST.
**This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only. 

"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 the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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