It's Christmas and Howard is looking forward to getting presents. He makes a wish list that is very long and his mother scolds and reminds him he already has more than enough. However, Howard doesn't think so, he wants more and more so that he never gets bored.
When his family goes to visit his cousins, Howard is reminded to pack warm clothes, but he doesn't listen and packs all of his favourite toys instead. When he is about to get on the train, his toys get stuck and he is left behind.
Cold, scared and lonely, Howard wanders the dark snowy trail wishing he was home safe with his family. When Howard is attacked by some birds, he believes he has made the worst choice in his life. Finding friends in an unlikely place, Howard comes to learn the true meaning of Christmas!
I truly enjoy the Howard B. Wigglebottom books, I also had the pleasure of reviewing Monkey On My Back (read my review here.) I love the illustrations by Susan F. Cornelison, they are truly charming and delightful to view. The imagery that is drawn throughout the pages really captures your children's attention.
I love the moral messages behind the Howard B. books. The power of giving and not getting is a lovely lesson to instill upon children. I enjoy how Howard makes all the wrong choices before realizing the correct one and then he works to making everything right. I really like that, and believe more children should incorporate these traits into their lives.
I would give Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving a five out of five stars for the impact and thought-provoking insight each story portrays. Every child should own this series and every library should have them stocked upon their shelves, they are a delight for both young and old!
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