I can’t wait to tell you about this book that Supergirl and I have been reading. Can’t-Wait Willow! written by Christy Ziglar and illustrated by Luanne Marten tells the story of Willow and the lesson she learns about making choices and learning to wait.
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!
Willow is a young girl who has been waiting and waiting for the day of the Big Top Circus. The day has finally come and she is so excited. She’s been dreaming of cotton candy and seeing the show in the Big Tent, but as she walks from home to the circus she encounters fun things like the ice cream truck or playing with friends at the park and by the time she gets to the circus she has no more money to buy cotton candy and to make it even worse, the circus show is over. She missed it! She “couldn’t say no” to the ice cream truck, or the lemonade stand. Those were good things but she missed out on the really great thing: The Circus Show.
This tender story has a beautiful ending when Willow is given a second chance and chooses to say no to the good things and gets to experience a really great thing! Excellent opportunity to teach and discuss making choices.
Our culture seems to thrive on instant gratification. Our children need to learn that it is sometimes better to say no to something we want right now so that we can have something even better a little later. Excellent teaching tool for your children or would also make a beautiful holiday gift for nieces, nephews, grandchildren, godchildren or any child you love!
Even though this is aimed at younger children my 14 year old daughter saw it on the coffee table, picked it up, read it and said “Mom, this book is good and has a great moral!” Supergirl is developmentally around age 6 and this book has been great for us. She loves the story and I’ve been able to talk to her about waiting and about making choices. This will be a book we read again and again.
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.
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