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Willow is so excited to go to the circus! She can't wait to see the show and have some yummy cotton candy! But on the way there, she makes some choices that leave her upset in the end.
Can't Wait Willow! is a super cute children's book that teaches a great lesson. For children and adults. Zig Ziglar says, "Sometimes you've got to say 'no' to the good, so you can say 'yes' to the best."
As Zig Ziglar's niece, Christy, tells in this adorable book, Willow says "yes" to some good things. But they leave her unable to say "yes" to the thing she was most looking forward to.
We have this lesson in our house almost daily it seems. When my kids - my boys especially - get some money in their pockets, they want to run right out and spend it. And the things they want to buy are usually good things. But we talk all the time about saving up for something even better. Sometimes they listen and sometimes they don't. And usually when they don't, they end up regretting it in the end. So I was very excited to receive this book. We will read it over and over again together.
About Shine Bright Kids:
The Shine Bright Kids series provides children and their families with a relevant framework to help instill solid values and 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.
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 new Shine Bright Kids picture book series. Christy is available for Q&A, author interviews, Skype calls, etc.!
About the Illustrator:
Thanks to her first grade teacher, who recognized her superior skills in drawing a robin, Luanne Marten has been drawing, painting and sketching ever since. She is a great experimenter and has a fresh, whimsical approach to bring her characters to life.
If you'd like a chance to win a copy of Can't Wait Willow! to read to your kids or donate to your favorite teacher or library, just leave a comment telling me your favorite children's book author. Me? I love Dr. Seuss! I could read Dr. Seuss books all the time! So who do you like?
Need more information?
Website: The author's website has great resources to support the book, including a printable poster with 'Ways to Shine Bright,' as well as reward chart you can use at home with your children.Visit: http://www.alwaysshinebright.com
The publisher site is: http://www.idealsbooks.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/IdealsBooks
Pictures of you and your family enjoying Can't-Wait Willow! are encouraged on Facebook and Twitter! :)
The last day to enter to win your own copy of Can't Wait Willow! is Thursday, May 16. I will randomly pick a winner on Friday, May 17, and announce it here on my blog. Thank you!
Also there's still time to enter to win a copy of the DVD movie, Ring the Bell. Go check out my review and enter! The winner will be chosen on Tuesday, May 14.