Wednesday, July 6

Nick Bland Kids' Books From Scholastic: Giveaway

Your kids would love Nick Bland's books. An Australian author and illustrator, he does fantastic work, with stories appealing to a range of ages. Three of my favourites, courtesy of Scholastic Canada:

A Monster Wrote Me a Letter:



This is a great resource for teaching point of view. We can easily relate to the little boy's anxiety about a monster's upcoming visit...but did you ever stop to think what the monster might be feeling?

The Very Cranky Bear (hardcover):



"When four friends encounter a very cranky bear, Moose, Lion and Zebra all think they know how to cheer him up. But in the end it is plain, ordinary Sheep who might have the answer."

With Bland's trademark engaging illustrations and rhyming verse, this story is sure to be a hit with younger readers.

The Wrong Book:



While my daughters loved all three books, this one entertained and inspired my Grade 3 class the most. In fact, they each wrote their own version of "The Wrong Book" - the story of a child who keeps attempting to share his story, but getting interrupted on every page by unwanted characters!

With complete credit to Nick Bland (since the format is all his), here is our class version of "The Wrong Book":

My name is Sally Student and this is a book about...garbage? Why on earth would this book be about garbage? You're in the wrong book!


My name is Sally Student and this is a book about...a horse? Seriously? How did that even get in here? You're in the wrong book!


My name is Sally Student and this is a book about...parents? What is this world coming to? I don't want to be bossed around in my own story! You're in the wrong book!


My name is Sally Student and this is a book about...snacks? Why would anyone want to read a book about snacks? That would so not sell! You're in the wrong book!


My name is Sally Student and this is a book about...erasers? What the heck? You're in the wrong book!

My name is Sally Student and this is a book about...magic? No, this book isn't about magic. Why don't you just poof away and be gone? You're in the wrong book!


My name is Sally Student and this is a book about...school? No, this book is more interesting than that! You're in the wrong book!


My name is Sally Student and this is a book about...grandparents? I'm sorry but you're just going to slow me down! You're in the wrong book!


My name is Sally Student and this is a book about...over.

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Of course, Scholastic is going to send one lucky This Mom Loves reader ALL THREE of these terrific Nick Bland books (retail value $37), and all you have to do is fill out the form below and click "submit". Your email address is required (if I can't contact you, you can't win!) with bonus entries if you follow This Mom Loves through GFC, email or Twitter, or follow ScholasticCDA on Twitter.

I have recently started using forms from Google Docs for my giveaways, which has increased the responses, and also provides privacy to entrants, as other readers are not privy to their email address or other information. All submissions are accessible to me through spreadsheet form, which I use to find the winner.

The contest will run until July 20th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, after which time a winner will be chosen through random number generation.

Good luck!



Disclosure: Books were provided to me for review purposes. Opinions are, as always, my own.

1 comments:

el03ro said...

July 9--I love these books and I am sure my little great-grandsons will love them as much. Thank you for the chance to win them.ElvaRoberts