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Howard B. Wigglebottom Blends in Like Chameleons: A Fable About Belonging Hardcover – September 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Series: Howard B. Wigglebottom
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Thunderbolt Publishing (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982616554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982616550
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #939,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The more children hear these words, they might start thinking and behaving like Howard. -- Lisa Goggins, St. Louis, Missouri

...good topic since we have so many children like this...the story is easy to read and follow-they are exposed to this every day. -- Tania Joost-McNeill, Missauga, Ontario

This book does a good job of showing that some kids do not have control over their inability to sit still or pay attention, and that they are not choosing to misbehave. -- Erin Gaffny, Hudson, Massach

They were good examples of ADD & ADHD behaviors that go on in many classrooms daily. Lessons on tolerance and friendship were taught. It opens up to great discussion on how everybody is different but special. --Donna Dunbar, Venice Florida

Howard B. Wigglebottom Blends in Like Chameleons teaches kids the importance of following social cues, in an effort to fit into groups. However, as the last picture suggests, maintaining one s unique personality is still encouraged. and kids aren t told to conform to the point they lose themselves in the group. A discussion guide is also provided for further classroom conversation. --Alice Berger, Berger s Book Review

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

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My son is four years old, and he loved this book.
ToriPeterson
The book has a great meaning behind it as it teaches your child values that they will need not only in school, but in real life.
TonyaH
With the last two pages, "Suggestions for Lessons and Reflections", parents and teachers can start a very productive dialogue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ToriPeterson on January 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Joey is a kid who just can't seem to sit still, follow directions, share or listen. Others get mad at Joey, and since he doesn't feel like he fits in he does silly things that he knows he isn't suppose to do. This tends to get Joey in trouble again and again, and since he doesn't tell anyone how much trouble he has following directions he goes misunderstood. Howard comes to the rescue when Joey loses his two pet chameleons in school and gets in trouble. With help of his new great friend Howard, Joey learns nothing is really wrong with him and Howard helps him learn how to listen.

My son is four years old, and he loved this book. One thing he was just tickled about was the book was signed! He tells everyone that Howard the bunny signed his book. He can identify with Joey in many ways when it comes to sharing, and having trouble following directions. This is a wonderful story about fitting in and letting others help you succeed in the process. It was very heart warming, and most children can identify easily with this book. It's especially great for younger children who are still in the process of finding their unique personality which can sometimes frustrate them and make them act out when they are left misunderstood. Not only is it full of compassionate lessons children can learn easily from, there is a fun feature that makes this book uniquely interactive. On all the pages where the chameleons are hiding you can help spot them. This keeps children absorbed in the book, and teaches great focusing skills. It's a really fun "hide and seek" game that keeps young children immersed in the pages easily. We also really loved that the illustrations are plentiful, colorful, and very well detailed. For young children who love illustrations and enjoy pictures that is a huge plus.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Erin E. Hankins on November 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful book about a little boy named Joey that struggles to pay attention, sit still and to finish tasks in school. My oldest son has ADHD and this book really hit home for us. The book is full of compassion, learning, and understanding. Howard, another character in the book, feels sorry for Joey and wants to help Joey (and he succeeds!!)

The book tackles the following issues:
"There must be something wrong with me"
"Sympathy and Empathy"
"When we long to belong
"Blending in"
"Peace and Calm"

This is a must read for any child! The illistrations are wonderful. My son enjoyed finding the "hiding" chameleons.
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By Christine the car on June 27, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I feel like I just need to start writing my own children's books because I can always pick them apart.

I thought from the high reviews that this was going to be a great book for kids who had a little trouble sitting still and following rules. I thought it would be a good lesson, in some regards I like it but in other areas it is just awkward..

Pros:
The main character befriends the trouble maker despite what other people thought and wanted to help his new friend fit in.
The troublemaker speaks openly to his mom about getting in trouble and no one at school liking him.

Cons:
*The main character says he wants school to go back to normal like before his new friend started making trouble. (The wording was awkward)
*The book goes too far in telling children to fit in just like the other children just like a chameleon.
OK, but don't imply that you can't be an individual.
*Random adults yell at the troublemaker, supposedly his chameleons get out at school, somehow make it all the way to a store and the boy is blamed for them being in the store.
My boys (age 3 and 5 mind you) asked me how the chameleon got to the store all by themselves and why Joey got in trouble if the chameleons walked to the store by themselves.
*They really play up this theme that because he does not "fit in" no one likes him, not even adults.
*In the end the main character actually breaks the rules to help his friend feel like he "fits in" better.
So....there goes the whole idea of following rules, my boys asked if they both break the rules isn't that bad too? YES!

Definitely a mixed message.
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By jlrogers on April 26, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Everyone wants to fit in. This book showed my Second Grade students how to do that. They love them and got our Librarian to get some for them to check out from our school.
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