Wenda the Wacky Wiggler, by Aslan Studios, is a storybook app celebrating individuality and the pursuit of sharing happiness. Narrated by writer/producer Christopher Aslan and illustrated by Emily Mullock this winning team has put together a darling story stressing the values and importance of being oneself and not letting the negativity of others interfere with who you are.
The story begins with Wenda and what she does best – dance, laugh and wiggle with joy. It appears that she is in perpetual motion. This exceptional girl, who is always upbeat and not accepted in Gloomy Town, never loses site of who she is. When the gloomy people in the town stop all the music, including the one bird singing and demand silence from Wenda, she finds herself in a position where she can’t share her happy dance. Suddenly, to everyone’s surprise Wenda realizes her love, joy and music all come from inside and once again she begins to innately move to her very own groove!
Wenda the Wacky Wiggler is an inspiration and example to us all of how essential sharing our own individual selves is and how our joy can spread to others. Best part from a teacher’s perspective – the story is set to rhyme which is never contrived, and the message is a valuable one to share with your students or the whole family!
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This review was originally published by TeachersWithApps.com on July 28, 2014. Teachers With Apps was co-founded by Jayne Clare, a Special Education teacher, and Anne Rachel, an artist and Early Childhood educator.
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Christopher Aslan/Emily Mullock
Aslan Studios Inc
8 - 12 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 4 - 9 +
The outstanding new storybook that inspires kids and parents to be their own unique selves!
Enjoy stunning illustrations, wonderful touch-and-tap animations and original music score!
Narrated by writer/producer Christopher Aslan!
Come along with Wenda, an extraordinary young girl who despite the naysayers in her town, discovers her own unique joy, touches our hearts and inspires us all. Kids and adults will love the heartwarming inspiration Wenda shares in this timeless interactive storybook!