Monday, May 14, 2012

Giveaway: A Hardcover Picturebook - Blend in Like a Chameleon: Howard B Wigglebottom

a beautifully illustrated and heartwarming story about fitting in

With a seven year old girl and a four year old boy, we are always looking for good new character books, especially one that they can enjoy together.  One of our favorites that we've found is the Howard B. Wigglebottom series, which my daughter and son truly enjoy reading together.

Howard, a young rabbit, is the hero, and he's always finding himself in some tricky situations.  In the end, Howard always manages to do the right thing and readers (typically 4-8 year olds) benefit from his character building escapades.  At the end of each book, there are 2 pages devoted to reflections and lessons, which allow for easy adaptation of this book to the classroom.

In Howard B. Wigglebotton Blends in Like Chameleons:, Howard finds himself in the middle of a wild game of hide and seek, as new student Joey loses the chameleons he brought to school in order to help win over his new classmates.  Howard learns a lot about chameleons, but he learns even more about himself and his new pal Joey.  Joey was having a hard time adjusting to a new school and wasn't blending in - instead he was sticking out.  By the end of their adventure they both learned a lot about how to make friends, treat others with respect,

My daughter Riley, 7, thought this book was great and loved all the pictures of the chameleons playing hide and seek.  She and Jacob (4) had a bit of a race to find the chameleons on each page.  Riley also liked how the book depicted a student going to a new school, and the difficulties that may exist while trying to fit in, as she switched schools this past year.  Jacob is switching in the upcoming year, so she took the opportunity to tell him how to make friends easily.

The We Do Listen Foundation has generously offered to giveaway one copy of this wonderful book (or another Wigglebottom selection) to a lucky Kleinspiration reader.  The We Do Listen Foundation is a non-profit organization geared towards making kids feel better about themselves.  Their website includes other books in the Howard B Wigglebottom series, as well as some online activities.


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  1. I would love to win a copy of this book!

  2. I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for introducing me to a new author,
    First Class Teacher

  3. I'd love to win any of the books! The "listen" one sounds great right about now!

  4. Howard B. Wigglebottom learns to Listen.

  5. I'd love to read any of the Howard B. Wigglebottom books, but especially the one about listening.
    Hello Mrs Sykes

  6. This is so neat. I have never heard of these books before. I would love to win this book or any of them for that matter. I can always use more character education books. They all look great, but I would probably choose the one being given away or the Learns to Listen one.

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  7. I would love to win the book, Howard Learns about Bullies.

  8. I would love Howard Learns to Listen!

  9. HBW Learns about Bullies

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  10. Oh wow - this is a hard selection! Several of the books are needed in my room. I definitely like Howard Learns to Listen and Learns about Bullies. Narrowing it down is nearly impossible. :o)

    jennkeys @ gmail . com

  11. I would like the book Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen.

  12. Thank you so much for the book. I know my class is going to love it!

  13. You're welcome!! :)