Friday, February 11, 2011

LAST CHANCE to Enter!! Amos McGee Book Giveaway


*originally posted 2/3/2011
*last chance to enter TODAY 2/11/2011 @ 9:00 p.m. PST
*PLEASE MAKE SURE you leave a comment for EACH way you have entered (followed the blog, named a children's book you love, etc.)

WIN the 2011 Caldecott Winner!!!! Book Giveaway!

The children in my class make me smile.... often. This year my students have been particularly interested in pointing out books that have been awarded Caldecott Medals. It is one of the first things they notice when I share a new book with them. Several students have drawn these medals on the covers of books they've written in Writer's Workshop. This makes me smile!!

There have been many times that we have read an outstanding book (that has NOT won a Caldecott) and the children say, "Now THIS BOOK really deserves a Caldecott.Why in the world didn't this awesome book win?". Again, I'm smiling!!

It's so exciting to hear 5 and 6 year old children talking about books with such insight, interest, and excitement.

When this year's Caldecott winner was announced I couldn't wait to buy the book and share it with my students.

The 2011 Caldecott Winner is......

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Amos McGee works at the zoo. He always makes time for his animals friends, until one day he wakes up with "the sniffles and the sneezes and the chills"....
This is such a sweet book about friendship. My class really loved it!

The book was written by Phillip Stead, and illustrated by his wife, Erin Stead. The students were surprised to hear that this was the first published book that Erin has illustrated.

Here's what my students had to say about it:

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I am giving away a copy of this awesome book.


1. Become a follower of this blog: Literacy and Laughter
* If you are already a follower, just leave a comment saying so for your entry.

2. "Like" the blog's Facebook Page: Literacy and Laughter on Facebook

3. Blog or Facebook about this post and send me the link

4. Leave a comment about your FAVORITE children's book - Caldecott winner or not : )

*** Please leave a comment for EACH of the ways you've entered. ****

Entries must be received by: Friday, February 11th @ 9:00 p.m. PST.

I will be randomly choosing a winner on Saturday, February 12th.

Good Luck!!!


  1. I'm a follower! :)
    I haven't had a chance to read this one yet. I love 'The Snowy Day' and use it all winter long in my classroom.

    Great giveaway!!!!

  2. What a cute book! I had not heard of it. My kids love read alouds, so I'm sure they'd love this book!

    I have so many favorite books, but one of my favorites to use in class is Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. It's hilarious and the kids really get into "acting" out what the Pigeon says and does.

    So... I'm a follower, and I named a book I love. :)

  3. Just joined the blog and the smith family loves it. We also follow via Facebook. looking forward to discovering a new book! Have a great weekend. Makenna, Katie, and dan smith