About the book:
Written by: Christy Ziglar
Illustrated by: Luanne Marten
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 author:
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.
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 series teaches principles including: using good judgment, taking responsibility, self-control, having a positive attitude, and demonstrating perseverance. Check out their website at www.ShineBrightKids.com for free reward charts, activities and other parenting resources.
My Thoughts About the Book:
In this age of instant gratification, this book is a great tool for teaching children the importance of patience and planning. Willow just can't say "no" to each good opportunity that comes up, but that leads her to miss out on the circus show that she had been really looking forward to. One of my favorite lines in the book is "sometimes you need to learn to say no to little things that are good to end up with a big thing that is truly great." How true that is!! It's a truth that people of all ages need to learn, not just children.
This book would be a great Christmas gift for a child in your life!
You can find more information about Shine Bright Kids and Can't-Wait Willow! on Facebook, Twitter, and the Shine Bright Kids webpage.
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