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Book Review/Giveaway: Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Courage. Ends March 22nd.


Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Courage by Howard Binkow

About the Book: This book explains to 4-8 year olds in a simple playful way how to work with fear issues.

My Review: For the past few weeks Howard have been afraid of the dark, make believe monsters under his bed, loud noises, high places and scared of his first day at his new school that he decided not to leave his room ever again.

But while looking out of his window one day he saw a baby bird looking in. It was the most important moment of that’s bird’s life. It’s his first day of learning how to fly. But Howard was worried that the bird would fall. But he learnt an important message that day when the bird told him “if you’re not afraid, you can’t be BRAVE.” He learnt that even birds and superheroes are afraid but that doesn’t stop them from doing what they do.

For the first time Howard wasn’t afraid of the dark or the make believe monsters under his bed. He learnt it was okay to be afraid and slept well that night. He woke up the next day looking forward to attending school.

Children can relate to Howard’s fears.  Children will learn it is normal and healthy to feel fear and that fear protect them from danger. The illustration by Jeremy Norton helps tell the story. I highly recommend this book for every household with children and for classroom teaching.

You can check out animated versions of this book on their website, Click on Animated Books and Lessons & Posters. Awards and reviews can be viewed for each of their books by clicking on Hardcover Books.

Ages: 4 and up

Pages: 32

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

Giveaway Rules


There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the USA & Canada Only!

The author will give one winner in the US or Canada a complimentary copy of Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Courage.

Winner will be selected by

Giveaway Ends March 22nd, 2013

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This Giveaway Has Ended!

Winner is #1 – bevarcher


March 5, 2013 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , ,


  1. I love the Howard B. Wigglebottom books. We have several in our school library (I’m an elementary school librarian) and they are not only entertaining but go well with our character education

    Comment by bevarcher | March 5, 2013 | Reply

  2. I think this book would be perfect for my preschool neighbor who is going into K next year. She’s a little nervous even if she won’t admit it!

    Comment by Lydia Harpe | March 5, 2013 | Reply

  3. My 4 1/2 year old is dealing with being afraid of monsters in her room right now. It would be great to read a book which deals with how to face these fears!

    Comment by Angela | March 5, 2013 | Reply

  4. this would be perfect to guide my kids and home school kids

    Comment by cassandra mccann | March 5, 2013 | Reply

  5. Would love to win this for my grandkids…..Rhonda

    Comment by Rhonda Gayle Nash-Hall | March 5, 2013 | Reply

  6. I think this would be a great book for my grandchildren. In our rappidly changing world today, our children need encouragement in many different ways.

    Comment by ndluebke | March 5, 2013 | Reply

  7. This looks like a wonderful story to share with my grandkids; love books that give a boost of confidence!

    Comment by cynthia | March 5, 2013 | Reply

  8. My daughter and I have read several Howard Wigglebottom books together. They teach life lessons in a fun, kid-friendly way. I would love to add it to her library.

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    Thanks 🙂

    Comment by MonaG | March 5, 2013 | Reply

  9. Another great book. My grandson is starting Pre – school next September but he’s a little afraid and a book like this would be perfect to give him that little bit of courage he needed. Thanks for the chance.
    Carol L

    Comment by Carol L | March 5, 2013 | Reply

  10. I love that the chidren can learn from Howards experience and that they can learn to be brave, have courage and self confidence.

    Comment by Maryann | March 5, 2013 | Reply

  11. In our home, we adore Howard B. Wigglebottom. The illustrations are always fabulous and the
    lessons learned in such a fun way are never forgotten! We don’t own this particular book, yet, but
    almost every child has some kind of fear to learn about and overcome…
    Many thanks, Cindi

    Comment by cmh512 (@cmh512) | March 5, 2013 | Reply

  12. I think this would be a great book for my 5 year old son. He’s been afraid of falling asleep by himself lately. He also goes through these phases of being afraid of things he normally likes, such as being dropped off for Sunday School. I like that idea that if you aren’t afraid you can’t be brave. I’ll have to remember to tell my son that.

    Comment by Suzie Williams | March 7, 2013 | Reply

  13. I can see this being a great book in helping my son with the bad dreams he’s been having. I’m sure learning about courage would help! 🙂

    Comment by Kristie | March 7, 2013 | Reply

  14. I love that the author uses the book to address fear in children on level that they can understand. Teaching our children about emotions such as fear at an early age helps equip them as they encounter “life” in the future.

    Comment by stuffsmart | March 9, 2013 | Reply

  15. Sounds like a good book to have.

    Comment by Gianna | March 12, 2013 | Reply

  16. I like how this book teaches that it’s okay to feel fear and that you don’t have to let it control you. Stories like this that show children how to deal with their emotions are definitely needed.

    Comment by likwan | March 22, 2013 | Reply

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