Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Try it Tuesday & Review {Can't Wait Willow book & Giveaway}

Are you getting ready for summer break?
I am a huge library fan and I love my library's summer reading program. So, I'm definitely looking forward to summer. Do you need a new book to read to your children?
Well, I have a fabulous book to share with all of you and of course one of you will win a copy to share with your children.
The book is called,
Can't-Wait Willow
by Christy Ziglar
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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.
Here are a few of the illustrations. I love the details of each page.


In my opinion:

I absolutely loved this book and I'm excited to read the next book in the series. The illustrations were Ah-mazing! I was super excited to read this to my two year old and I believe he enjoyed it as well. The book had a great message about choices and consequences. I was a little confused on the fact that Willow was walking to the circus by herself but then again it was only a story. I guess I was concerned for her safety espeically in these days.
I loved the note to the "Grownups" in the beginning. It gave grownups tips on how to read the book together with your child. There is also a fun "star search" game that you can play. Overall, this book is probably one of my favorite children books so far. I sort of wish Willow was a boy but that is only because I have a son. He didn't seem to care. Well written and fun to read!
 {Please leave an email address with one of your comments so I may contact you if you are the winner}
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Additional Entries 
1- Check out the 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. Tell me what you did on each website:
2-Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IdealsBooks

3-Watch the Trailer:

This giveaway is open till May 14th. The winner will be announced on May 15th via random.org. Thank you for entering. Please tell your friends/family to enter as well. The more followers I receive, the more prizes I can giveaway to my readers. Thank you and have a wonderful day. Good luck! 


  1. I watched the trailer on the book. It looks cute!

  2. I went to the publisher site and checked out their line of books. Great books!

  3. I am a follower. smile_00_llh@yahoo.com

  4. I tried to watch the trailer but it wasn't working. I will try again later.

  5. I went to the publishers site and looked at the board game coming soon. Fun.


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