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Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Last updated Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Author: Howard Binkow
Illustrator: Susan F. Cornelison
Date of Publication: 2006
ISBN: 0971539014
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jul. 2011

Synopsis: Children, parents and teachers love Howard B. Wigglebottom. In this story, Howard gets into a lot of trouble for not listening. When he becomes a better listener, his life improves dramatically. Tips and lessons and a poster are included.

The first book in the award winning Howard B. Wigglebottom series. Teacher and counselor endorsed. For more reviews and free, fun resources that support the book, visit the We Do Listen Foundation on the web.

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  Are you a good listener?
•  Do you listen in class? At home?
•  What happens when you don't listen?

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  Look at pg. 31 for good discussion questions.

Craft ideas:
•  Make a cut out star for something you are good at- decorate it to make it special.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!