Monday, April 16, 2012

"Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart" by Howard Binkow: 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 to learn to share and to give.  He needs to learn to listen to his heart.

Author Howard Birkow understands children's needs and the struggles they face on the playground and in the classroom.  He and illustrator Susan F. Corneilson have put together a series of 10 books 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.

You will delight in the antics of Howard B. Wigglebottom in his saddest moments and when he leaps from joy.  Why, he almost leaps off the page and right into your heart.

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 the collection of 10 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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