Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What We’re Reading + Giveaway

I’m so thankful that my boys are developing a love for reading! Ephraim has just started picking up books and climbing on to our laps to turn the pages. Nolan looks forward to the times of day when Stephen or I sit down and read with him. He likes the one-on-one time, and he is a little sponge for everything on the page. While I’m reading, sometimes I will test him to finish off my sentences—and he remembers every word!

For the past week or so, we’ve been reading our new book, “Whatever Wanda”.

Whatever Wanda” by Christy Ziglar is the third book in the “Shine Bright Kids” series. If you can remember a while back, I did reviews for “Can’t Wait Willow” and “Must-Have Marvin”. Each book focuses on life skills that children need to learn to make good choices. I think they’re excellent teaching tools, and I love that the characters make cameos in each other’s books :)

”Whatever Wanda” starts off with Wanda having a bad attitude about everything. Everyone in town is excited about the big “Rubber Duck Days” festival but Wanda couldn’t care less. At the festival, she is full of frowns, disappointment, and the word “Whatever”. Finally someone points out that she needs an attitude adjustment, “Being positive is a choice that makes everything better—not to mention a whole lot more fun!” After this, she has a change of heart, and she goes on to fully enjoy the events.

The characters are really cute, and the illustrations are beautiful!

Ephraim picked up a book to read on his own :)


 Enter to win your copy of “Whatever Wanda” by entering the Rafflecopter below!

Giveaway ends Friday night (March 27) at 11:59 Eastern.
 "Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Giveaways are only valid in US & Canada. ”


  1. This book looks so great and like one my sons would love- will have to check them out!

  2. Love reading with my kiddos

  3. this books look great! my son LOVES to read, so I'm always looking for new book ideas.

  4. These books look like so much fun for the kiddos. I'll check them out for sure. Thanks Rachel!


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