“We all need a daily checkup from the neck up to avoid stinkin’,
which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes.”
Author: Christy Ziglar
Illustrator: Paige Billin-Frye
Recommended for Ages: 4 to 8
Christy Ziglar has done it again! I loved reading Whatever Wanda with my kiddos and having a great conversation about what it means to have an attitude adjustment! I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have experienced hearing (or even thinking myself at times):
Oh, this is boring!
Do I have to go?
This is going to be a waste of my time.
As a teacher and mother, I am always on the lookout for picture books that are quick to read aloud and discuss. I love finding treasures such as the Shine Bright Kids series because they provide me with a unique way to help teach character traits. Providing students and children with meaningful interactions about making good decisions is important to me both in the classroom and out. Whatever Wanda was a perfect fit. Helping kids to learn how to stay positive is not always easy; however, Whatever Wanda provided a meaningful look at the impact it has on us when we take on an attitude of “Whatever” in the things we do. Nearly everyone can relate to this story!
Another unique feature of this series is Ziggy Star. Throughout the book there is a little star named Ziggy that children search for on each page. The star interacts with the text as Wanda makes good and bad decisions. This a great tool for parents and teachers to use to discuss.
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“If a frown has found your face,
put a smile in its place.
Change your mind and start to care-
you’ll see fun is everywhere!”
Would you like to win your very own copy of Whatever Wanda to share with your children?
I will be giving away a copy! Just fill out the Google Form below!
Open to US and Canada only. Giveaway ends March 31, 2015.
WINNER Melanie of Georgia
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