Wow Wow Wubbzy

Cool enough for six-year-old Jackson and cute enough for three-year-old Julia, Wow Wow Wubbzy from Nick Jr. is a hit with our kids!

But it takes more than colorful characters to win me over — so I was curious to test out this little yellow creature and see if I approved of his show and his books.

When the Wow Wow Wubbzy package arrived, Jackson grabbed the DVD and begged to watch it right away. So we cozied up on the couch to get to know Wubbzy.

Both Jackson and I were impressed with Wubbzy. He and his pals were fun and lovable and had Jackson laughing out loud. But with important messages such as accepting one another, honesty and friendship, Wubbzy passed my tests too.

After we watched the video, we pulled out the two Wubbzy books. One-year-old Olivia liked the board book It’s Wubbzy – especially the button that introduces Wubbzy with his cartoon voice – and Jackson loved the A Tale of Tails story book that followed the storyline from one of the episodes on the DVD.

The familiarity of the words and the story line from the TV show made it easier for Jackson as he practiced his reading skills.

When we brought the books and DVD to Julia’s house, Julia got right into the Wubbzy action too! Wubbzy was cute enough to win over her fickle three-year-old heart.

I find using books that feature TV characters can be a real plus when trying to get kids excited about reading. Yes, in a way it feels like selling out — but the more I think about it, the more I realize that if the familiarity of a character draws a child into reading, then great. At least they are reading!

Today, at 5 Minutes for Books, Jenny writes an excellent post about her journey from dismissing to embracing TV tie in books for children.

What do you think about books based on TV shows for kids? Head over and join the conversation at 5 Minutes for Books.

Three commenters at 5 Minutes for Books will win Wow Wow Wubbzy prize packs.

And of course – we have some prize packs for you too!

Each Wow Wow Wubbzy prize pack includes A Tale of Tails DVD, (which is available in stores September 23rd,) two books – A Tale of Tails and It’s Wubbzy, and a stuffed Wubbzy doll.

We will draw TEN winners on October 4th.

If you want to be one of those winners, just leave a comment here at this post. This contest is open to both Canadian and US shipping addresses.

And don’t forget, if you jump over to 5 Minutes for Books, you can enter their Wubbzy contest for more chances to win.

Also, here are some coloring sheets for your children to enjoy today. Click on each thumbnail below to open the pdf coloring sheets.

wubbzy coloring sheet abe wubbzy coloring sheet 2 Wubbzy Coloring Sheet 3

Comments

  1. Amanda says

    My daughter so so loves this show, it is so cute! She would be so excited if I won. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. says

    My son loves this show. He especially loves to quote Wubbzy’s friend Widget, who often says, “That wasn’t supposed to happen!”

  3. says

    My 3yr old just discovered Wow Wow Wubbzy not all that long ago. This would be an awesome gift for her! Thanks so much…and for the coloring pages too!!!!!
    ~Lana B~

  4. says

    My kiddos are HUGE Wubbzy fans! Seeing a three year old dance around in a tu-tu to “Pet Party – Yeah! Yeah!” is truly a site to behold. We’ve decided that we really want our own goat named Marie. Yeah. Yeah.

  5. says

    We cancelled our cable in July in an effort to tighten up the purse strings, and so my daughter hasn’t been able to watch Wubbzy in a while…she would be thrilled!

  6. Sara says

    This is the first time I have heard of Wubbzy. I am certain our daughter would love this set, and the contest ends on her golden birthday. :)

    Thank you for another great giveaway!

  7. says

    Oh my gosh, yes please!!!
    My 4yo loves Wubbzy. lol
    I’m still trying to figure out what he is, exactly.
    I find the theme song to be catchy, if that’s the word for it. 😉

    Thanks!

  8. says

    My 2 (next month) loves Wow Wow. I find myself asking him if he wants to play kickidity kick ball but for 20 minutes a day, he’s motionless.

  9. karen says

    Though I’ve never heard of Wubzy before today, from all the comments here I think it’s something we might have to check out.

  10. says

    My 2 and 3 year old sons love Wubbzy. He is one of the favorite picks in our house. He really does teach mroe than just fun. I just know my kiddos would love to hear and watch these. My 3 year old started school this year and is now learning to read. It would be a great first teacher book for him.

  11. says

    I have a four year old and 2 almost 3 year olds (yep, twins) – all three of them LOVE Wubbzy. I don’t know what it is about Wubz, Widget and Walden, but they love them! Oh, and my 4 year old sometimes adds (3000) after things he builds. (Like the lego house 3000) – you know how Widget always builds the “egg-maker-3000″ … heeheee!

  12. says

    We are just re-entering the world of this kind of media for babies and toddlers. I’ve seen it and I think it might be a fun welcome home gift for the little empress :) Commenting from Xian China on our final half of our long adoption trip. . .

  13. says

    We need some new kid stuff in this house. I am sotired of watching the same episodes of the same old stuff over and over and over again. You know it is bad when your 7 year old says everyword before the character does!!!
    Please pick us!!! Please, I beg you!!

  14. Marlena U. says

    I would love to win this for my daughter and the other kids at her daycare. They would love it, too! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

  15. Grammy says

    We don’t have cable or satalite, as we don’t watch much TV. I do have a collection of Disney movies for the Grandkids when they visit and this will certainly be a welcomed addition to their video and book collection.

  16. Karla Franklin says

    My two year old son loves Wow Wow as he calls him. Every single time that he sees the commercial on tv for the doll, he says “What is that thing?” This would be a wonderful win for him especially since he has a birthday coming up soon.

  17. Yvonne Butler says

    I would love one of the prizes for my great-grand-daughters, Jade and Cadence. What a great sweepstakes.

  18. Jaclyn Reynolds says

    We love Wubbzy. Our special treat is when I let them stay up late to watch up. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. says

    Awww, he looks so cute! We don’t have cable or satellite, so we don’t get all the cool kid’s channels. I found some Sesame Street books at a second-hand store that I really like. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with tying the two together, if it works, good! :)

  20. Stu says

    Please enter me! Our son loves books and his Baby Einstein videos. He also has Baby Einstein books! If you can tie the two together, that’s a good thing. :)

  21. Alicia Webster says

    Neither I, nor my kids, have ever seen this, but it looks wonderful. We don’t have cable TV, so we look for quality DVDs to entertain the kids, and this one (and the accompanying books) looks like a winner.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

  22. Marisa M says

    Never seen it. But I’m always looking for something that my 6 and 3 year olds can watch together!

  23. says

    I would love to win this for our little gal. She’s just 19 months old right now, but two is *just* around the corner. I think she’d love this!

  24. Kathleen Porteous says

    My granddaughter loves Wow Wow Wubbzy! I would love to win this for her! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Christy Hickman says

    This sounds like a great show that I think my children would really enjoy. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  26. Heather says

    My girls and I have not yet seen the show. However, they like to play the video game on-line. I would love to give this to them.

  27. Chan says

    My son loves Wubbzy (and Widget and Walden)! I can’t wait to get the DVD for him, but it sure would nicer to win it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Valerie Furr says

    Wubbzy is my daughters favorite show. It comes on here early and at 12 at night and she wants to stay up and watch it at 12.

  29. Tammy says

    Wubbzy has pretty much taken over my home. My two year old daughter does the Wubbzy shuffle on a daily basis. (Yes…I do join in.) I printed off an oversized picture of Wubbzy and hung it up in a window to see how she’d react, and now no one can enter the room without her introducing them to “Wow wow, wow wow”. Right now I’m finishing up a Wubbzy costume for her. I don’t know if it’ll make it ’til Halloween though, because of all the hugs it’s getting.

  30. cathyk33 says

    My 2 years old daughter loves watching the tv show at Noggin, she ask me to turn on the tv every morning when she wakes up. I think it’s a very cute and informative show (i like it too). Thanks.

  31. Heather says

    Thank you for the coloring pages! My three year old just loves Wubbzy, it is about time they release a dvd!

  32. Angela H. says

    Our little guys would really like this. We are teaching them to read right now and this would be a good way to get them into it.

  33. Kadin's Mommy says

    My son is almost 3 and got hooked on Wubbzy from the first time he saw him. He has learned to say more words too. I love books and shows that tie characters and learning ability together!
    The kids get more enthusiastic about it!

  34. Kari Follett says

    My son loves Wubbzy and this is on his “wish list” so I’d be THRILLED to be able to give it to him.

  35. says

    I’ll have to check out Wubbzy. I’ve seen it on but never thought to check it out. I LOVE shows with meanings. Shows like spongebob just bug me!!!

  36. Cori Westphal says

    Love Wubbzy. He’s so cute and so sweet. Great show for the kids. Thanks for the great contest!

  37. michelle maddock says

    Oh my grandaughter Shayna birthday is in october she loves that show so much please let me win.

  38. says

    Both of my boys (and husband as well) love Wubbzy. I agree that my son would be less reluctant to learn to read using characters that he is familiar with in addition to more traditional literature.

    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

  39. Leigh-Anne says

    I read that someone was making a costume…could you please let me know how you are going about it? Is it without a box? My son has some sensory issues and I don’t think he would wear a box…but you said your child kept hugging the costume…any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

    jcurley24@tds.net

  40. Melissa Rogers says

    My two sons, who are 1 and 2 years old, are absolutely Wow Wow Wubbzy’s number one fans. They love this show so much! One of the first words that both of them spoke was Wow Wow Wubbzy. They would love these prizes so much if they won.

  41. Manjit says

    I have a 20 month old and a 5 year ols and they both love wubbzy..

    I’m wondering If I can buy the new dvd here in Canada?..Any takers..

  42. Jennifer McCullar says

    Please add us to this valuable giveaway. Wubbzy is first character who has captured my son’s interest. Thanks You.

  43. Susan Ledet says

    Every child that I know loves Wubbzy! This would make a great Christmas present for my God son.
    Thank you for the nice giveaway.

  44. Cindi says

    What a fantastic and fun giveaway! I would love to win this prize for my niece and nephew. Great Christmas gift!!!!! Please enter my name in your drawing. Many thanks…..Cindi

  45. cindy begg says

    Finally! A movie that all 8 of my granddaughters will watch together! It is a rare happening around my house. Wubbzy take a bow!!

  46. says

    Whatever is entertaining and educational whats the harm I say! If it teaches my kids good fundimentals then more power to them!Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. Dee says

    THANKS so much for the chance to win this great prize!! LOL…this show has to stay recorded on my dvr!

  48. Terry C says

    My granddaughter loves Wubbzy! I would love to have this for her! Thanks!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

  49. April says

    My son Andy (2.5 yrs) has loved Wubbzy for a year and we watch it every night. I got the DVD from Amazon through pre-order, and we have quite a few books. But I’d love to get a doll or a wubbzy costume for him

  50. Jodi says

    My youngest would love this, she is just starting to get into all these shows, it is so cute to see her joy when she recognizes a character.

  51. Candie L says

    I have caught my 6 year old watching this. He really likes it and goes around singing the song

  52. lindah says

    My 4 year old grandson loves Wubbzy. I didn’t know who Wubbzy was but Matthew told me all about Wubbzy. He would love this movie!

  53. sue says

    summer loves wubbzy!! i enjoy any books or programs that encourage good behavior and morals. you are correct that if a child already likes a character they are more apt to read their books. thanks for this opportunity to win an educational gift.

  54. Estela Sagredo says

    My daughter has recently started a Wubbzy kick…she only wants to watch the show, and it’s hard to explain to a toddler that you can’t rewind TV and start again. The DVD would be a lifesaver right about now!

  55. Brooke says

    Yes yes yes I also like the idea that Wubbzy actually teaches GOOD lessons while still being fun and entertaining to the wee man… Thanks for the chance of a wow wow prize.. wiicked13 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  56. Aaron Johnson says

    hello , My name’s Aaron i’m an autistic kid ,
    and i Love all of these well done preschool cartoons
    this is a wonderful contest
    please make me a winner, thank you : )

  57. Jill Myrick says

    I think it’s great that the DVD also comes with books and a stuffed Wubbzy. It allows children to interact with the dvd instead of just sitting there glued to the television and the stuffed doll brings it to life.
    Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
    I would LOVE to win !!

  58. Crystal Faulkner says

    My daughter loves Wubbzy! She’s already asked for the Disco Wubbzy for Christmas! Thank you!!

  59. MommaKat says

    I’ve got two girls here with me that would be very happy to see his arrive!

    Thank you very, very much!

  60. Jennifer Schroeder says

    My two boys love Wow Wow Wubbzy! Thank you so much for giving us the opporrunity to win it!

  61. says

    My son, who is 8, AND all 3 of my grandchildren absolutely love this show! If I won, I’d have to keep the set at my house so that they could ALL enjoy it!

  62. nicole says

    My son who is 2 loves wubbzy, his room is wubbzy and I’m trying to make a halloween costume for him.