Monday, April 29, 2013

Book Give-Away - Can't-Wait Willow!

I love books for children with great illustrations, solid story which are written in a way which will capture the attention of little ones and help them learn something important. Can't-Wait Willow!which was sent to me for free to review by ideals children's books, is one such book! I am delighted for the opportunity to let you know about this book - and to give one away!

Can't-Wait Willow!
Author - Christy Ziglar
Illustrator - Luanne Marten
Publisher - ideals children's books
Ages - 4-7

Favorite Features -
  • Wonderful character - Willow is a little girl who readers will love!
  • Excellent illustrations - great color, detail and fun!
  • Love the "Dear Grownups" note at the beginning of the book to help parents know how to look for the "choice points" in the story and how to help their children understand what this looks like in their own lives.
  • Solid message being taught in a way children will easily be able to understand - "Sometimes you've got to say 'no' to the good, so you can say 'yes' to the best." and "Sometimes you need to say no. It can be better to wait. Save yes for the super amazing, and end up with the truly great!"
  • Star Search on each page adds to the fun!
Parents and children will love this story about Willow and how she learns to say 'no' and to 'wait'! Willow is a little girl who has been looking forward to going to the circus! She can't "wait to see the elephants, the beautiful costumes and the daring ladies on horseback." Plus, she couldn't wait to taste the "delicious pink cotton candy melting on her tongue!" But, on the way to the circus, Willow is faced with making choices about how to spend her money and her time. What will happen? Will Willow be able to say 'no' when she needs to so she is able to end up with the "truly great"?

I love this book - I love the characters, the illustrations and the message - and I'm so very glad for the opportunity to give one book away! If you'd like to be in the drawing for the Can't-Wait Willow!which will be on May 17, 2013,  please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed About the Children's Department by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win the Can't-Wait Willow! and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading About the Children's Department and for sharing it with the people you know!


  1. You have such delightful books to review..I follow on fb and email.