Can't Wait Willow giveaway ends 5/15

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Another great children's book.  Can't-Wait Willow by Christy Ziglar is a cute book about a little girl on the way to the circus who can't say no to anything on her way and when she gets there she realizes that she can't enjoy the circus because she couldn't wait.  I think this is a great book to use to teach children about patience.  It can teach children that you don't always have to have what is in front of you, but you can wait and get something that is bigger and better for you.  My kids liked this book.  They enjoyed looking for the star on every page as it followed Willow to the circus.  I think that it helped them to pay attention more as I was reading it and now they make a game out of finding it first.   It is a book that my older son has read to his younger brothers.  It is a great addition to our book shelf at home.  The Dear Grownups part in the beginning of the book has some really great advice for reading this book with your children to help it really stick with them. 

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:  (Recognize the last name Ziglar?!?)
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.!
The first book in the series:  Can't-Wait Willow!
Willow is so excited that the Over-the-Top Circus has finally come to town! The only problem is, that when left to her own devices, she can’t say “no” to some good things. On the way to the show, she is distracted by enticing treats and fun that she just can’t turn down. Willow arrives late and is sad to find that, not only has she has run out of time, but money, and she won’t be able to enjoy the pink cotton candy she’s been dreaming of. Willow is given valuable advice and a second chance and is ultimately taught the lesson that sometimes in life you have to say “no” to good things to end up with something great!

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.
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. 

Can't-Wait Willow! from Ideals Children's Books from Ideals Books on Vimeo.

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