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In our household we are constantly reading and I am always on the hunt for a new children’s book. I guess I always believe that there is a new hit children’s book just waiting around the corner that is just waiting to be discovered. So I always keep my eyes on the look out.
I was very pleasantly surprised when opening the package containing the newest book from the Shine BrightKids Series called Whatever Wanda! By Christy Ziglar, and needless to say there was an even more excited toddler next to me eager to read it with me.
Whatever Wanda is the third title in the Shine Bright Kids Series. The Shine Bright Kids Series is a series of books that gives kids and their families’ tools that help them both learn the importance of making good choices. The series explores topics such as: using good judgment, taking responsibility, having a positive attitude and demonstrating perseverance.
Whatever Wanda is written by Christy Ziglar who comes from a long line of optimists, is a mom of twins and is the founder of Shine Bright Kic Co. She has also written Can’t-Wait Willow! And Must-Have Marvin!. Christy hopes that Whatever Wanda! will be a reminder that we always have a choice to look on the bright side of things.
Whatever Wanda by Christy Ziglar is a 32 page children’s book. It is a large hardcover book with a wrap cover. It has very large beautifully illustrated pages. The illustrator Paige Billin-Frye does an amazing job in this book at really picturing you and your child into the pages of the book. Xavier was mesmerized by the pictures on the book as was I. The book is about a young girl named Wanda who needs a serious attitude adjustment. Her family is going to the annual Rubber Duck Days Festival, and once there, she does not want to participate in any of the fun events or do anything. All she says is “Whatever”. Soon, her bad attitude gets her in a boring position and she realizes that her bad attitude got her in a bad place. Some good advice teaches her to change her attitude, because “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!”
Xavier and I both loved this book. It is a wonderful book at a wonderful price and I love the illustrations, characters and messages. It also gives you a lot of teaching messages, there is a star that you can follow throughout to watch the emotions of the star and learn how the star adjusts with Wanda’s attitude. The Star Bright Kids Series is great for children. However, I do think this book was a little too old for Xavier I would put it a little older, but as you can tell by the titles they are for certain behaviors. Obviously, get the book you think best suits the problem you are having with your child. We may be more in the Can’t-Wait Willow! Book area instead of Whatever Wanda as Xavier was very excited to just look at the rubber ducks in this book, and I was afraid that the “whatevers” that Wanda says in the book may rub off too early on him. So be sure that you do not start too early with these. I would recommend ages three or four, but again pick the book that suits the behavior you would like to work on and correct that is what the Shine Bright Kids series is all about.
Next Generation Stay At Home Mom gives Whatever Wanda! by Christy Ziglar 4 Stars!
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