I was sent the book "Howard B. Wigglebottom learns to listen" to read with my boys; it is hardcover and was also signed!
The book walks you through a day in the life of Howard B., and the different instances where listening properly would have changed the outcome of the situation.
I was really impressed with the book - the illustrations are wonderfully coloured and detailed; the story isn't super long, and there are only 1 to 2 sentences per page (great for keeping the attention of a young child) and since it is hardcover - it is very sturdy.
Julien sat with me and we read the book - while we were reading, he would point out different things he saw in the picture that related to the story. It opened up an opportunity to speak about why listening is important.
His favorite part of the book - that Howard B. is a rabbit. All the characters in the story were different animals, which again is great for getting children interested.
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Buy It: Howard B. books are available at most Canadian and US book retailers. If your in the States, visit We Do Listen and you can purchase the books (all 10 for only $50.00!!)
Win It: my readers have the chance to win their choice of ONE of the Howard B. Wigglebottom books - use the rafflecopter form below to enter (and please remember to complete all steps, or your entries will be disqualified)