September 2, 2009

Giveaway: Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind by Phillip Done

Many thanks to Anna with the Hatchette Book Group for providing me with 5 copies of Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind: Thoughts on Teacherhood to give to lucky readers.

I have not read this book yet but who doesn't want to know what goes on behind the scenes in an elementary school classroom?  Whether you're a parent or a teacher, or know one, this promises to be a fun read.  

This is what Hatchette's website has to say about the book:

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.

Honestly, I can't wait for this one to arrive!  

Sounds good to you too?  If you'd like to win a copy, here's all you need to do:

* Leave me a comment with an email address to contact you

For 5 extra entries:

* Become a follower or subscriber of my blog (let me know if you already are) and/or add me to your blogroll and/or mention my giveaway on your blog (and leave a link) or Twitter it

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. No P.O. boxes. I will draw the winners on Monday, September 28 and email the winners.

Good luck!


April (BooksandWine) said...

Enter me! I'm about to be a teacher so this book sounds fantastic ;-D

my email is goodbooksandgoodwine[at]

Tonya H said...

Im studying to be a teacher! This would be great inspiration

tonyaharmati at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

My daughter just turned four last week and we homeschool. I think this would be a fun book to read. Thanks.


Candace said...

This book sounds great! Would love to know how his experiences compare to mine

mrsshukra said...

I would like to be entered!


mrsshukra said...



Anonymous said...

Please enter me.. :)


Anonymous said...

I am a follower.


Anonymous said...

Blogged about it:


Anonymous said...

Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I just became a follower of your blog.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this book! Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.

Simply Stacie said...

Thanks for the chance.

Simply Stacie said...

I follow you.

Andrea said...

please enter me

Anonymous said...

Please enter me...I HAVE a third grader! lol!

Mrs. Duff said...

I would love to read this book! Please count me as a follower, a tweeter, and a teacher (extra credit?)

Jonnie (JB) said...

This looks like a fun read!
Please enter me.

Sarbear said...

Please enter me -- this sounds so fun : ) I'm hoping I can get my little sister to read it with me... we'll see, huh? LOL
And I already follow.

Anonymous said...

I WAS a teacher and hope to get back into it once the kids are grown...

Thanks for letting me enter!

Reading said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com