Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"Whatever Wanda!" by Christy Ziglar Review & GIVEAWAY! (4/12)

*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.

About Whatever Wanda:
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.

You can find the other titles of the Shine Bright Kids series 
HERE


My Review:
 "Whatever Wanda!" is such a cute book!  Everything from the illustrations to the way the message is delivered in the story just makes me love it!  I think the message of staying positive is one that both children and parents alike need reminding of at times.  I could see keeping "Whatever Wanda!" handy to read from time to time when someone in the family needs to change their mood around. ;-)

I think this quote, at the beginning of the book, is a great one!  Such fun wording to remind us to have a positive attitude. :-)

The "Star Search" is another fun element to "Whatever Wanda!"  The kids have fun finding the star on every page. It's also neat to see how he feels depending on Wanda's attitude.

I highly recommend reading "Whatever Wanda!" with the kiddos in your life!  

Buy It!
Purchase the hardcover, 32 page book, "Whatever Wanda", at Ideals Children's Books for $14.99.  

GIVEAWAY:

Congratulations to comment #3, apple blossom!

One lucky reader is going to win a copy of the book, "Whatever Wanda!"

To enter to win leave a comment below. Please be sure to leave your e-mail address with the comment, so I can contact you if you're the winner.

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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Open to U.S. residents 18 years and older. Giveaway 
will end Wednesday, April 12th, 2015 at 11:59 EST. Winner will be chosen shortly after and contacted via e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise I will have to choose a new winner.

16 comments:

Cascia Talbert said...

That sounds like a great book!

apple blossom said...

I'd love to win this book to share with students I teach. Thanks

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Nancy said...

This sounds like a lovely book.

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Ken Ohl said...

love to win this for my little niece. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

mail4rosey said...

I like the message to be positive. My youngest gets a negative streak sometimes that makes me laugh, but not out loud because I don't want him to grow up being a Grumpy Gus. ;)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This looks like another cute book. You sure do have some great giveaways going on.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Darn a little late for this one. Looks like a great book!!

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