Thursday, October 29, 2009

Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind review & GIVEAWAY!! CLOSED

This giveaway is now CLOSED! Congratulations to Ericka, amweeks, mytwogirls, CanAmBlond, and tutugirl for winning.



Full Description

A twenty-year veteran of the classroom, elementary school teacher Phillip Done takes readers through a lively and hilarious year in the classroom. Starting with the relative calm before the storm of buying school supplies and posting class lists, he shares the distinct personalities of grades K-4, what he learned from two professional trick or treating 8-year-old boys, the art of learning cursive and letter-writing, how kindergartners try to trap leprechauns, and what every child should experience before he or she grows up.

These charming, sweet, and funny tales of Mr. Done's trials and triumphs as an award-winning schoolteacher will touch readers' hearts and remind them of the true joys of childhood. We all have that one special, favorite grade school teacher whom we fondly remember throughout our adult lives - and every teacher also has students whom they will never forget. This is the perfect book for teachers, parents, and anyone else who is looking for a lighthearted, nostalgic read.

About Author

Phil Done is a 20-year-plus veteran of the California school system and has received the prestigious Charles Schwab Distinguished Teacher Award, was nominated for the Disney Teacher of the Year Award, and has been honored as a Teacher of the Year in California.

MY REVIEW

I loved Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind. It made me laugh and a few times brought tears to my eyes. I enjoyed the easy going style of the book. Done tells fabulous stories and his years of teaching experience are obvious. The book is set up to go from the beginning of the school year to the end, month by month. As a parent of a second grader I found it hilarious to read just how similar kids are. If you are a teacher than I bet you would love this book. Perhaps this would make a good gift for your child's teacher too!

You can take a look inside the book HERE.

Thanks to Hachette Book Group for sending me the review copy of this book as well as sponsoring the giveaway.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN THIS BOOK? (5 winners)

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This giveaway is open to readers in Canada and the USA (no P.O. boxes though) and will end on November 12, 2009!

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123 comments:

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Please enter me - I really want to read this one.

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This sounds like a very touching book! I would love to win this :)


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Janice said...

I would love to read this book as I taught 3rd grade for 14 years and loved it.

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I would love to read this book :)

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mjmeeks5 said...

I would love to win. I can relate. I am a former teacher and I havew a daughter who is an elementary teacher.

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i'd like to win would be a great teacher gift

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I would love to read this book, as my own 3rd grader drives me bananas sometimes and I could use some insight!
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tutugirl said...

This looks like a fun book. I have a couple of elementary school kids. Should be fun.

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amweeks said...

I'm also the mom of a 2nd grader, and I see every day how similar all the children around this age are! I would love to win this book!

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souldolphindream said...

Having a 7 and 5 year old. I am interested to read a teachers point of view with laughter

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I'd love to win a copy of this book! As the parent of a third-grader, perhaps it would help me to understand my son and his classmates a bit better.

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Stephanie said...

Please enter me. I'm a teacher and I'm sure I can relate to the stories he tells.

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Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'd love to win Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind! The work this teacher does is so different than mine (writing) that I find it very curious (a very social job)!

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I'd like to win... grandma to a 2nd grader.

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This book sounds just wonderful. I would love to win this> thank you for giving me the chance.

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I would like to win! My son is in the third grade right now :)

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I want to read this one. My wife would too. She is a preschool teacher and finds books like this inspirational, and sometimes you need that.

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Gianna said...

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