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Monday, March 23, 2015

"Whatever Wanda!" by Christy Ziglar (A Book Review)



I have three kids, two of which are girls.  Anyone who has raised girls knows that part of the territory is attitude.   It starts when they are around 3 and I’m not sure if it ever stops. Girls are just downright sassy. So when I was given a copy of “Whatever Wanda” to review and read it for the first time, I couldn’t help but laugh as I saw my own two daughters reflected in the young girl in the book.

About the book:

 "Whatever Wanda" is the third title in the Shine Bright Kids series! The Shine Bright Kids series provides children and their families with the tools to teach the importance of making good choices. The series explores such topics as: using good judgment, taking responsibility, having a positive attitude, and demonstrating perseverance.


“Whatever Wanda!” is the story of a young lady in serious need of an attitude adjustment. She doesn’t want to go to the Rubber Duck Days Festival with her family and she doesn’t want to participate in any of the fun activities with her friends once she’s there. To make matters worse, she’s rather rude to those who are being nice to her by answering “Whatever!” to anything anyone says to her.  She’s so busy being unhappy that she misses out on all the fun that her friends and family are enjoying all around her.  Luckily Wanda learns that having fun starts not with the actual activity but with her attitude and by the end of the story, she’s having a wonderful time.


Our Review: 

 

 

My kids enjoyed this 32 page book and on a few occasions I found either Ashleigh reading it alone or her and her brother reading it together. Both really enjoyed rolling their eyes and mimicking Wanda's "Whatever" at the appropriate times. It provided a great stepping stone to talk about how Wanda's attitude held her back from enjoying time with her family and friends.  The illustrations by Paige Billin-Frye are really bright and colorful and the Ash had fun trying to find the stars hidden throughout the book. Overall its a wonderful book and  has a great message for kids.


About the Author:

Author and financial planner Christy Ziglar and her husband  live in Atlanta, Georgia where they have their hands full parenting twins.  Christy shares the same optimism and sense of motivation as her legendary uncle, Zig Ziglar and through her Shine Bright Kids picture book series, she is able to present her wisdom and advice to a younger audience.
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6 comments:

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    1. Its a very cute book :) My kids had lots of fun with it.

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  2. Um, yeah, me. Sometimes I've needed an attitude adjustment. Embarrassing but true.

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    1. I think we've all been there.. I know there are times I need to have an adjustment myself.. LOL

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  3. It's one of those things I work on with my boy. One's attitude makes all the difference in how you handle events in life.

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