Whatever Wanda!

Whatever Wanda!

by Christy Ziglar

Hardcover

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ISBN-13: 9780824956684
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Series: Shine Bright Kids
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Whatever Wanda! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
PennyMindingMom More than 1 year ago
“Whatever.” We’ve all had those “Whatever” days…You know, those days when our attitude gets the better of us.  We have already determined that the task at hand isn’t going to be the least bit enjoyable. Is there anything we can do to take the “Whatever’s” away? “Whatever Wanda” written by Christy Ziglar, tells the story of Wanda, a little girl with a bad attitude.  The annual Rubber Duck Day festival is the biggest celebration of the year.  Everyone is excited to be there, everyone except Wanda.  Whenever  she is asked to join in the fun she just says, “Whatever”.  Will her attitude keep her from having fun along with everyone else? The book is filled with little gems of wisdom and fun.  The first being the “Dear Grownups” section. Parents should take a moment to read this.  It will give you something to think about as your read through the story with your little one.  You will also discover that there is a “Star Search” in the story.  As you read through the story you and your little one can search for the star.  When Wanda has a bad attitude the star is sad and deflated, and when she has a good attitude the star is bright and cheery.  There were a couple of instances where my daughter didn’t pick up on the “sad” star, but she did recognize the problems with Wanda’s attitude. I loved this part of the book, while we were looking for the stars we were able to chat about why the star was sad and what Wanda could do to make the star happy again. The story is fun, even though Wanda’s attitude is poor, the story is still bright and cheery.  The message is powerful and shared in a way that young children can understand using situations that children can easily relate to. The illustrations are bright and suited the story perfectly. The duck theme is so cute and adds just a little more fun to the story. “Whatever Wanda” is a great story for parents and children to share together.  It shows us how we are in charge of our attitude.  Being positive is a choice that we each have to make.  As parents we need to teach our children that sometimes our attitudes aren’t appropriate for the situation and this book helps us teach this lesson at time when the attitude is not the problem.  It takes the lesson to a time and place where your child will be more open to listening. Be sure to take a moment to visit the Shine Bright Kids website for some great parenting resources, children’s games, worksheets and other activities. We can’t wait to print off the “Make Your Own Book” and create our own story for our bookshelf! I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whatever Wanda! is packed with color, relatable characters, and a true-to-life story. A great introduction to speaking to your kids about how our attitude effects the joy we get out of life and offer to others. Thanks to Christy Ziglar for another, smart character-shaping book that is also fun to read.
karleeki More than 1 year ago
If you have a child or student that needs an attitude adjustment, then this is the book! It is beautifully illustrated and fun to read. I would highly recommend this book for the classroom or home.