In “Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen,” author Howard Binkow shows very clearly what the negative consequences are for not listening, and the positive consequences that result from trying very hard to listen. Little “bunnies” will clearly hear and see the benefits of listening and cooperating. What a great character education lesson for Back to School or anytime! Let Max Learner Book Detective help you use the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9 to model close reading and guide young learners back through the text to the central message of the story! Enhance the productivity of your read-aloud time by extending your lesson with our close reading worksheet, specifically designed to scaffold young readers into close-reading this text on their own, with a partner, or in a small group.