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Howard is a character any child can relate to. Adult readers will find themselves referring back to him regularly in the course of a day; some will, remember what Howard B. Wigglebottom learned about paying attention! --Committee for Children

This is a great story to teach our kids that it s okay to be different; that they are perfect just the way they are. --Attitude Magazine

This timeless story will help teach self-esteem and self-concept issues to many children. It is a sweet tale about being true to yourself and doing what makes you happy. --National Association of Elementary School Principals

About the Author

Howard Binkow and Reverend Ana of the We Do Listen Foundation live in Florida and are the authors of the Howard B. Wigglebottom series.

Susan F. Cornelison is a full time illustrator living in St. Charles, Iowa.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Lexile Measure: 460L (What's this?)
  • Series: Howard B. Wigglebottom
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Thunderbolt Publishing; 1 edition (March 22, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971539014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971539013
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 10.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Our books help 4-8 year olds be better listeners learn important life lessons and feel good about themselves
www.wedolisten.org

Customer Reviews

The illustrations are very nice and keep children's interest.
Gina Felgenhauer
This is a wonderful and engaging book for children to learn how to become a better listener.
Mymcbooks
Howard B."Wigglebottom Learns to Listen" deserves the highest recommendation.
L.S.

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My five-and-a-half year old daughter tends to get easily distracted and does not possess the best listening skills, so after reading some glowing reviews of this book here, I decided to purchase it. I have to say that I was pleased with the contents and my daughter actually learned good listening skills from the story of squirmy bunny, Howard B. Wigglebottom!

The story unfolds in a series of humorous illustrations depicting the distracted Howard, who can't seem to focus on one thing at a time and is always distracted. His antics earn him the displeasure of his teacher, and cause his friends to become annoyed and frustrated. When Howard finds himself all alone, he comes to the realization that he needs to change. When my daughter read the part where Howard is feeling sorry for himself, she became very concerned for Howard, and after we came to the end of the story, she told me, "Mom, Howard learned to listen. So can I!" This book has since become a frequently requested book at bedtime, and my daughter even told me that she thinks reading this book over and over will be good for her listening skills:) It is an engaging book, and the illustrations go a long way to showing young children how important it is to be respectful of others, pay attention, and listen when needed. Highly recommended!
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51 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Richards HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on March 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover
If you have little boys or girls

You'll know at times it's tough

To make them listen when you speak

About manners and stuff

Your kids will love to read about

This naughty little rabbit

Howard was a problem `til

He got the listening habit

Always in trouble when at school

He hadn't any friends

But when he learns to listen - well

You'll love the way it ends

This is a clever, helpful book

To read through with your tot

Especially from three and up

When kids learn such a lot

With guides and lessons at the back

This book meets expectations

A quick and easy learning tool

With super illustrations

Amanda Richards, March 29, 2007
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Books That Heal Kids on March 25, 2010
Format: Hardcover
It is very difficult to find engaging and fun books that teach school skills. At least that has been my experience. Howard B Wigglebottom Learns to Listen is perfect for preschool - 1st grade. It is engaging and an excellent tool to teach listening skills. You can have a lot of fun with this book by using ideas from the author's website We Do Listen. I wish there were more books on the market like this to help teach listening to young children. If you are looking for more ways to teach school skills, get this on your bookshelf.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John Halperin on April 19, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book for my 4 year old son and he LOVED it. We can now reference the book when he has trouble listening...."is that how Howard Wigglebottom listens??". A great book for both parents and children. I highly recommend it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nanny on April 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
An entertaining book to help children remember the value of good listening. However, for children with ADHD or similar problems, good listening isn't always a choice they can make so this book might make them feel unnecessarily guilty about their short-comings. See my review of 'The Worst Day of My Life Ever!' by Julia Cook.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Sachs on May 8, 2006
Format: Hardcover
We love Howard B. Wigglebottom! Our 3 1/2 year old son has really tried to be a better listener since reading about Howard, the cute bunny who is able to learn from his mistakes. We can talk about better ways to listen from discussing the excellent artwork, as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KarenN on November 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is the first Howard B. Wigglebottom book that I have had the opportunity to view. There are currently 10 titles available in this series (#10 is available Jan. 2011) with this playful bunny that helps teach youngsters social skills. The 11th title is tentatively to be released the early part of 2012, Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Courage and Overcoming Fears.

Howard B. Wigglebottom is a cute, energetic, little bunny that goes through his day, not listening to anyone, and getting into a heap of trouble. Howard decides one day that he should try very hard to be the best listener he can be. He receives a reward for his efforts from his teacher. The recognition makes him strive even more to be a good listener at school and at home.

I think this is a great book for young children. My daughters enjoyed watching how the events of this little bunny played out through the book and questioned why they happened to Howard - because he wasn't listening. In the back, there is a section with "Today's Lesson: How To Be a Better Listener" and you can print the PDF of this as a poster for free at [...]. There are also many potential discussion questions pertaining to listening for parents or teachers to use with children included in the book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns To Listen by Howard Binkow combines an original and entertaining story with engaging and colorful illustrations from Susan F. Cornelison to provide children 5 through 8 with the tale of Howard Wigglebottom, a young bunny who has poor listening skills. Following Howard through his day at school and the consequences of his continuing failure to listen to his teachers and other authorities, Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns To Listen not only entertains but educates children on what might happen if they decide not to listen, what might happen if they do, and how to best approach good listening. Funny and effective, Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns To Listen is a welcome addition to school and community library picturebook collections, and is especially recommended for all young readers with listening troubles, as well as their parents hoping to find an encouraging and supportive story their children might relate to and learn from.
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