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What My Kids Are Reading #4–Demanding Dudley

Friday, August 22, 2014

Meet the Wibblets! These adorable monsters were inspired out of a need for an effective way to teach children how to manage their emotions. “In the case of Demanding Dudley, The Wiblets take on issues of thanklessness and impatience. Children will see the harmful effects of such negative behavior through the example of Dudley, a young Wiblet who forgets the value and importance of ‘using his magic words.’ Dudley and his mother discuss the hows and whys of self-control and gratitude, ultimately demonstrating in a positive light how kindness and patience can go a long way in making and granting requests. After reading and discussing the story of Dudley with their children, parents can make use of the positive trigger question, ‘Are you being a Demanding Dudley?’ in order to establish an immediate understanding with their child if and when the lessons taught by the book have been forgotten.”

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Simon and I read this book together. He really enjoyed the lovely color pages and the fun looking monsters. In this story, Dudley demands apple juice. At first, his mother ignores him, so he asks again louder. His mother then explains that he needs to say please, and a discussion ensues about the importance of using please and thank you and appreciating when someone does something for you. The funny thing is that while this story is age appropriate for Simon, Zachary is the “Demanding Dudley” in the house! I think he may have to read this story too!

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Check out the Wiblets website for more on the other Wiblets, coloring pages, games, and a free e-book that will be sent every week for 52 weeks – a page a week for a year!

Are your kids Demanding Dudleys?

I received this book in exchange for my review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.