Sunday, October 27, 2013

"Can't Wait Willow" Giveaway

Can't Wait Willow, written by Christy Ziglar and beautifully illustrated by Luanne Marten, is the story of a young girl who learns an important life lesson through the gift of a second chance.


Willow has a hard time saying 'no' to various distractions on her way to the Over-the-Top Circus.  When she arrives late and has no money left, Willow realizes that she can't enjoy the Circus or the cotton candy she was so looking forward to.

The purpose of the story is to get children to think beyond instant gratification and see how their current decisions have consequences later.  The moral is: "Sometimes you've got to say 'no' to the good, so you can say 'yes' to the best."  Thankfully, the man who shares the moral also offers Willow grace in the form of a ticket for tomorrow's show and the circus is everything Willow imagined it would be and more...

A neat feature of the book is the little star on each page that helps parent and child to discuss the choices Willow makes along her journey.  Talking about consequences and how one decision impacts another can help children make more thoughtful choices in their own lives.

Can't Wait Willow is the first book from Shine Bright Kids -- a book series that provides children and their families the opportunity to discuss key life skills through the sweet stories of Willow and her friends.

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Buy It: You can buy Can't Wait Willow via Barnes and Noble

Win It: One Sowing Dandelion Seeds reader will win a copy of the hardcover book Can't Wait Willow


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52 comments:

  1. During the summer its saying no when the ice cream truck comes by
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com Merry

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  2. I find it hard to say no to chocolate.

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  3. I have a hard time saying no to sing a longs

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    1. So funny! Or should I say "Sew -- a needle pulling thread!"

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  4. Definitely red velvet cupcakes!

    Becca W.

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  5. Ice cream is hard to say no to

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  6. Those carnival games with cheesy prizes that we end up donating anyway.

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  7. One of those simple pleasures would be candy. I have such a sweet tooth!

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  8. Childrens books. One look at my bookshelf and you'll see what I'm talking about. =)

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  9. backing is a simple pleasure that I can't say no to.

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  10. Ice cream sandwiches! lol my son always reaches for it and cries when I do not give it to him.
    Desiree H

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  11. oreo's!
    My kids have food allergies so they dont get many treats.. have to say yes to the oreos

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  12. It's hard to say NO to another cup of coffee

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  13. Chocolate, definitely chocolate!

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  14. Reese's peanut butter cups or Butterfingers!

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  15. We love playing in the rain. A perfect way to relieve stress and be carefree.

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  16. We love to bake together....so when she asks me every weekend to bake, it's hard to say no =)
    jenfritcher@yahoo.com

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  17. We find it hard to say no to ice cream. ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

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  18. I find it very hard to say no to playing dolls with my daughter!

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    1. That's super sweet! I always pick playing over cleaning. lol...

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  19. cookies at the bakery they love them

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  20. i'm on a gluten free diet but well on pizza nite whos heard of gluten....lol I just can't go with out real pizza!

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  21. We can't say no to chocolate!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  22. Definitely ice cream!
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  23. treasure hunting on the beach we can do it for hours :)

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  24. My daughters and I cannot say no to candy, jigsaw puzzles, and the tv series 'Once Upon a time'.

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  25. I have a hard time telling her she can't play with a friend for whatever reason. I like for her to play with her friends, so I want to say yes - but sometimes, other things are more important!

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  26. We all have the worse time to say NO to chocolate anything--especially ice cream

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  27. the last summer we had an ice cream truck come by and it only happened a few times but it was hard to say no to buying ice cream off the truck b/c i remember when i was a kid getting ice cream off the truck when it would come around:)

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  28. Ritas Ices, we are withdrawing from them because they are closed for the season, LOL

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  29. We have a hard time saying no to chocolate.

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  30. I have a hard time saying no to one more book at bedtime

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  31. Candy on sale and staying up late to read a good book

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  32. I love naps. I know they can and do interfere with my regular sleep at night, but it just feels so good to crawl into bed in the middle of the day. I love snuggling in and dozing off.

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  33. Stacking blocks and knocking them down. We both think it is fun.

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  34. I find it hard to say no to my favorite frap at starbucks.I'm doing better now, I only get one a wk. compared to 3 or 4. Way to much money. Thank you :)
    sue-hull64(at)comcast(dot)net

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  35. This really looks like a cute book-- I have a Willow and I wish I had found your site sooner to enter--she would have thought it was written just for her-- and it sounds just like her-- so I think I will be getting this for her for Christmas-- Thanks for the great review on it <3

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