Thursday, November 7, 2013

Can't-Wait Willow! {Review and Giveaway}

This giveaway is now closed! And the winner is:

Comment #5 (chosen by Darci

Congratulations, Darci! Please email me within 48 hours to claim your giveaway prize: scarlettroyce(at)gmail(dot)(com).

A big thank you to all who participated! Stay tuned for another children's book giveaway coming soon, this time a Christmas book! xo

About This Book:
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 desirable 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 also 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!

My Thoughts:
Can't-Wait Willow! is a delightful book. It is a 10x10 hardcover with a jacket and is 32 pages long. The illustrations are so colourful and engaging. Maya, my seven year old, enjoyed it and because she is such an avid reader, I expect to find her reading it over and over. The lesson of delayed gratification and learning to say "no" are such an important part of life. This book is a great way to illustrate that lesson for children ages 4-8. Both Maya and I recommend this book.

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 for free reward charts, activities and other parenting resources.

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. 

This is a great Christmas gift idea and FlyBy Promotions has offered to give             one of my readers a copy of Can't-Wait Willow! Woohoo!!! To enter, please leave me a comment either telling me to whom you would like to give this book (a child, grandchild, neighbour, etc.) or tell me a story of how you learned to say "no" (and please leave your email address so I will be able to contact you if you win). Giveaway ends November 21 at 11:59pm ET. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. Must be 18 years or older. Open to US and Canada.

Find Can't-Wait Willow! at Barnes & Noble, as well as Ideal Books or Amazon
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Disclaimer: I was given one free copy of this book for review by FlyBy Promotions in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my very own. This post all contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.


  1. I'll be sharing this with my boys.

  2. My family lives in the Visayan Islands where the earthquake and the 3,000 aftershocks, and now the deadly worst storm in history typhoon. They have an orphange with 52 Kids. I want to send them a special "We love you, Philippines" box and include Can't Wait Willow.

    1. Kim, do you have an American address and list of needs? I would love to send things, as well as promote your family's ministry on my blog. Please let me know ASAP!
      With love and prayers,

  3. I would be giving this to my daughters for Christmas. :-)