Monday, August 17, 2009

Giveaway - Close Encounters of The Third Grade Kind - Phillip Done


My daughter is a teacher and she's just heading back for another school year. I'm looking forward to hearing tales of her classroom, as it's always entertaining.

Phillip Done thinks so too...From the publisher:

"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."

Sounds fun doesnt' it? Thanks to the generosity of The Hachette Book Group I have FIVE copies to giveaway. Simply comment to be entered. An extra entry for followers. Open to both US and Canada, no po boxes please. Closes Saturday Sept 12 at 6 pm EST. Check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways.

91 comments:

clenna said...

I'd love to read this book. I, too, am a teacher so I think I would thoroughly enjoy the stories in this book.

GirlwiththeBraids said...

Cute! :) Please do me the honors and let me be entered to win this book.

Wanda said...

This book looks great! Please enter my name. Thanks.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Patti V. said...

This book looks like it would be a very fun read!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to let you know I appreciate the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Jasmyn said...

I'd love to read this book, it sounds amazing.

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Becca said...

Please enter me. It sound great.
thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

mverno said...

i'm an avid reader love to read this
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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

I'm also a follower Blogger.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Anonymous said...

My daughter teaches 3rd grade and Id love to gift this to her and her class!

frogz60@hotmail.com

pinkflipflops said...

I am a teacher as well, and spent 4 hours in the room today, working on getting things ready. I'd love to win it! :)

Chris said...

I'm not a teacher, but I have tutored children before. I'd love to read his insights.

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

AmandaSue said...

I'd love a chance to read this thanks!

And I'm a follower.

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Anonymous said...

I'd love this book. I am a retired teacher of 35 years. Now I mentor teachers part-time. What a great read this appears to be. Thanks for the giveaway.

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renee said...

I would love to read this, please enter me
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Amber said...

I would love to win!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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catss99 said...

This looks fun, please enter me!

Amanda
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catss99 said...

an extra entry for following!

amanda
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Linda said...

I'm a retired teacher, and my DIL is a middle school principal, formerly an elementary teacher. I'd love to win this book for her.
lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisanne624 said...

Sounds like a great read! I'm also a follower!

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Winning Readings said...

Not an entry; just a note that we've posted about this at Winning Readings:

http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/08/close-encounters-of-third-grade-kind_18.html

SM said...

I would love to read this!

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Sunnyvale said...

I'd like to read this.

Mike said...

i want to win this

Karen B said...

Please enter me for this fun read.

c said...

sounds like a fun read!

Julia said...

I would love to read this book! Thanks for all the great book tips!


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holdenj said...

It does look good and how timely for BTS! I remember 3rd grade--that was the cursive year in our district.

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks for the entry!

Lee P said...

Sounds like a fun book to read! Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

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Lee P said...

I follow your blog.

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cqueen2 said...

i follow..sound great count me in

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Pam said...

My mother taught the 2nd and 3rd grades for years! I'm sure she'd love this book.

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mmentor said...

sign me up

Crystal said...

I would love to win this as I'm about to have a third grader (and the Ks trying to trap leprechauns sounds adorable)

I'm also a follower.

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

clc408 said...

I'm a retired teacher. I'm sure I would adore this book. Thanks!

Dawn M. said...

Oooo, this does sound like a fun book. I would love the chance to read it. Count me in, please! :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Ms. Freeman said...

I'd love to win this book!

Marjorie said...

This book sounds great, count me in.
I am a subscriber

Marjorie said...

Oops, I forgot my email address, I am an email subscriber as well.

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Natalie said...

I'd love to read this! Thanks for the chance!
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Natalie said...

I follow! Thanks!
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Belinda M said...

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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Meadow said...

School days..daze..haze.. :) Remember when our first though was play?

Marie said...

I would love to read this, it sounds great!

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Nickolay said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance

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Erica G said...

I would love to win!

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ktgonyea said...

Looks great :)

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Carol EL said...

I'd love a chance to read this ,thanks. jelly15301@gmail.com

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ky2here said...

I probably won't write the author. I'd be afraid my letter would be returned with corrections in red ink!

Nancye said...

I have seen this in the bookstore and it is at the top of my to-buy list! I really, really, really want to win this book. As a former elementary school teacher, books like these hold a special place in my heart!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Anonymous said...

Pleae enter me

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Sarah H said...

My husband is an elementary school teacher and we would both like to read this book.

snytar said...

My mom-in-law is a retired teacher. I would love to give this to her. snytar@hotmail.com

Qwill said...

This sounds hilarious. Would love to read it.

Qwill said...

I follow

chromiumman said...

would love to win this

Anonymous said...

this sounds interesting as well as a fun read!
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erma said...

This book looks interesting.
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denyse said...

I'd love to win this. It looks so interesting.

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MomUnion said...

My sister's a teacher, so she would love this book. After I read it, of course. My book stack is getting pretty low. Thank you for the contest.
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MomUnion said...

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Gabriel J. said...

Great read, great contest!

Miss GoLightly said...

I'd LOVE to read this!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Weekend!

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Karrie said...

sounds good :)

Miranda said...

looks like a great read

wildflower00 said...

Looks like a cute book. Please enter me. Thanks! :)

kngmckellar said...

This would be very interesting I think!
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Melanie said...

I'd love to read this.
It sounds like a cute book.



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Pam said...

I had a second grade teacher that I remember as my favorite. She was so incredibly kind to me.
Thanks so much!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Jinxy and Me said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jon_Lefkove said...

I'd love to read this book!

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

Heather said...

I'd love to read this, then pass it on to a few teachers I know. Thanks!

Molly C. said...

Would love to read this!

purango said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds great. garrettsambo@aol.com

susan1215 said...

Sounds like a good book

kathy pease said...

Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in :)

dvice said...

This looks great

janetfaye said...

I would love to enter.

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janetfaye said...

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Anonymous said...

This book looks like a funny story for my students
Diane Baum
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george ferris said...

Sounds like a great book.
george ferris
littlegeorgie56@yahoo.com

memetu said...

I have several kids already through 3rd grade but two more approaching the big 3rd.

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

naynays1 said...

This sounds like an interesting book to read.

Swtlilchick said...

I would love to read this book as
having worked n the school system

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Candie L said...

My boys are in 2nd and 4th so we fit right in the middle. There are some amazing things they teach me. Thank you

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Swtlilchick said...

Following your blog

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