If you are a follower of my website or my social media channels, you know that we loved Howard B. Wigglebottom books. We love the awesome stories, characters and the educational lesson within each Howard B. Wigglebottom story.
Howard is an adorable bunny who in each books ventures through a colorful and entertaining story and ends up learning a life lesson that is applicable to our youth these days. Each story is aimed towards children in the age range of 4 to 8 years old.
In our household our little ones are now 5 and 9 and even our 9 year old likes the Howard B. Wigglebottom stories. I love seeing my 9 year old reading the Howard B. Wigglebottom stories to my 5 year old. Of course I love reading the stories to my little one as well.
We just recently started reading the Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship. We all really love this book just as we do all of the Howard B. Wigglebottom books. As a mom of children who are competitive and in all different kinds of sports and also a mom that coaches various sports, this specific book was really interesting to read. In our household, we have always tried to focus right from the beginning to focus on being good sports and having good sportsmanship. As a coach, I have had to deal with numerous situations where kids are not displaying very good sportsmanship. I am all too familiar with the traits that Howard displays in this specific book.
Howard always wanted to come in first. He used to be
very upset if he lost or came in second. He felt he was
better than other kids when he won a game or came in
Are you like Howard? Do you know anyone like him?
How do you feel about losing a game to someone older
than you? How about losing to someone younger than
After a while, Howard learned that it is OK not to win
sometimes. Winning or losing didn’t make him better or
less than other kids. All he needed was to do the best he
could. He learned that doing his best at everything is
different than being the best at everything. Can you tell
We play games and sports to have fun, to make friends,
to learn new things, and to grow stronger and smarter.
It makes no difference if we win or lose as long as we
have a good time and do the best we can.
The second lesson Howard learned was about
sportsmanship. What does it mean to be a good sport?
It means to:
be fair and follow the rules of the game.
respect all players: your teammates and the
other team players, the referee, and everybody
be a good winner, be humble, and tell the
losing team how well they did in the game.
be a good loser, congratulate the winners,
and tell them how well they did in the game.
promise yourself to find out how you can do
better next time.
Howard didn’t want to be like that upset dad, yelling
and saying bad things to the players of the other team.
When Howard learned his lessons about sportsmanship
he understood how to win and to lose and how to
handle success and failure.
Are you a good winner? Are you a good loser? What do
you do when you lose or when you win?
Remember: Sportsmanship means to be fair, have fun,
have a positive attitude, and always do the best you can.
For all the coaches out there of the younger kids, I suggest that you bring this book along at the beginning of the sports season and take the time to read it to your kids. What a great way to start off the season with the right attitude and to let the kids know what you expect from them.
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Disclaimer – Please note that MomMomOnTheGo was provided a copy of the Howard B. Wigglebottom book in order to conduct this review. The opinions found in this blog post are my own.