Wednesday, May 15, 2013

GIVEAWAY and Review: Can't Wait Willow Children's Book



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 pONE roblem 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!

Can't Wait Willow! is written by Christy Zigler and illustrated by Luanne Marten. It is published by Ideals Books.

My Thoughts:
I have read this book to my kids about a half dozen times already. They really enjoyed the book and would request it at bedtime. I thought the message about learning to say no and save your time and money for something for what you really value and want came across very well during the first half of the book, but then it took a turn where the Ring Master gave her free tickets to come back the next night and she ended up riding an elephant at the end of the book. I thought the message changed to that if you are sad because you made bad decisions and get upset and cry then someone will make you happy and make it all better.  I would have likes to see Willow have to save her money to go to the Circus the next time it was in town or to admit her mistake to her parents and ask to do chores to earn money to buy a ticket for the show the next day.I really thought all the pictures were beautifully drawn and very cute. 

ONE LUCKY READER WILL WIN THEIR OWN COPY OF CAN'T WAIT WILLOW!

Winning # will be picked through Random.org.
GIVEAWAY ENDS at 11:59 on 5/20/13

To Enter (leave a separate comment for each one you do):
  1. Comment who you want to win this book for
  2. Like Save Green Being Green on Facebook
  3. Like Ideals Books on Facebook

77 comments:

Julie said...

I would love to win this for my older two kids - almost 6, almost 4

Julie said...

Fan of Save Green Being Green

Julie said...

Fan of Ideal Books

Heather Manu said...

would like to win this book for my two daughters.

Heather Manu said...

Like Save Green Being Green on Facebook

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Mayla Moore said...

I would love to have this to read with my three boys.

femmenoir said...

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Samantha Remington said...

I want to win for my (future) little one!

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I would love to win this for my grandchildren. We try to keep a fresh supply of books for them in our home library. And I imagine our Lily Claire will probably end up taking this one home with her!

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I am a fan of Save Green Being Green on FB.

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I am a fan of Ideal Books on FB.

Sally Guillen said...

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blew415 said...

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Renee N. said...

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Michelle J. said...

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Anne D. said...

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Misha Estrada said...

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Allison said...

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Morgan Machuta said...

I really want to win this for any one of my three cousins (3, 4, and 12).

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Morgan Machuta said...

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Audrey Griffis said...

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Leslie S. said...

I would love to win this for all 4 of my kids but esp my boys as they have a problem saying no.Thanks!
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Leslie S. said...

I like Save Green Being Green on FB as Leslie Luke Stanziani.Thanks!
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The Wheeler's said...

Would love to win this for my daughter

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Diana said...

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Dianna said...

One of my little one is called Willow--I would love to have this for her birthday in July

Tiffiny Duke said...

My three girls would love this!

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Dianna said...

2.I liked-- Save Green Being Green on Facebook--and left comment

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william said...

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Nicole Lancaster said...

I want to win this book for my 6 year old daughter. She would love it.

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I liked Save Green Being Green on Facebook as Nicole Lancaster

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openmind101 said...

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Sarah Goodknecht said...

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Stephani said...

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Traci mcmahon said...

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Kaelyn L. said...

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Donna Kellogg said...

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Jennifer McCann said...

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ItzaMystery2Me said...

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