Wednesday, September 23, 2009
BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD-GRADE KIND --Thoughts on Teacherhood by Phillip Done
Close Encounters of The Third-Grade Kind is the most delightful book I have read in many months. No! Let me change that. It is the most delightful book I have read in many years. The emphasis is on the word delightful. It was a joy to read from beginning to end. You don't have to be or have been a teacher to enjoy this book. You just have to have been a child who went to school.
I have read books written by comedians that were not nearly as funny as this delightful book. I smiled even when I wasn't laughing out loud. In many places I laughed so hard I almost cried. In a few places I did cry. If you take this book with you on a long flight your trip will seem short. If you pick it up and try to read just a few pages, you will find it can't be done. When you finally are able to put it down, you will wonder out loud, "Where did the time go?"
"In this collection of charming and touching tales, you'll join twenty third-graders, class pets, and Mr. Done, as he confiscates yardsticks that have magically turned into swords, scoops goop out of pumpkins, holds on to newly pulled baby teeth, follows mud tracks to students' desks, and forgets to wear green on St. Patrick's Day."
"Sure to touch the heart. Done's priceless lessons in life and learning remind us of playing Heads Up 7-Up during rainy-day recess, decorating shoeboxes for valentine mailboxes, and those special teachers in our lives who made a difference."
I agree with author, Harry K. Wong who said, "This is a must read book."
I am pleased to be able to giveaway five copies of this splendid book. I wish it could be fifty.
LEAVE A COMMENT, MAKE ME HAPPY AND ALSO WIN A BOOK. PLEASE DO IT. YOU WILL ENJOY THIS BOOK.
The generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for five (5) copies!
- Winners are restricted to the
and US . No PO Box mailing address please. Canada
- You do not have to be a blogger to win. You can win more than once on my blog.
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- I'll close the comments October 8 and pick the five winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from them within three days, I will select another winner(s).