Happy Book Birthday: NO FROGS IN SCHOOL Plus GIVEAWAYS

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, dear NO FROGS IN SCHOOL Happy Birthday to you!

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NO FROGS IN SCHOOL

Written by Alexandria LaFaye

Illustrated by Egalitine Ceulemans

Published by Sterling Children’s Books (August 7, 2018)

Ages: 4-7

Themes: Pets, humor, working together

Synopsis: From Amazon: 

“Bartholomew Botts loves pets—but his teacher, Mr. Patanoose, says No Frogs in School! So what will happen when Bartholomew’s beloved creatures meet up with Mr. Patanoose’s rules? Lots of FUN!
 
Hoppy pets, hairy pets, scaly pets: Bartholomew Botts loves them all. And he doesn’t want to go to school without one. Unfortunately, when Bartholomew brings his brand-new frog to class, his teacher, Mr. Patanoose, declares: No frogs in school! How will Bartholomew keep his animal friends close at hand . . . and follow Mr. Patanoose’s rules, too? Illustrated with energetic and humorous artwork, this back-to-school story will be a favorite with every animal-loving kid!”

As a former kindergarten teacher, I love school stories…and this one is hilarious! The art work is so engaging and the text is filled with humor and will have every teacher and parent nodding their heads and kids will be rolling on the floor as Mr. Patanoose tries to restore order to his classroom.

The author, Alexandria LaFaye, is one of my Storm teammates…so I am doubly excited to help her celebrate her book’s launch. And because it is a book birthday, we need to have presents, right?

Alexandria’s publisher sent me a copy of NO FROGS IN SCHOOL and one lucky person is going to receive that as my book birthday gift. Just leave a comment on this blog post to be entered.

Plus there is chance to win another book birthday gift that is for K-2 teachers. Imagine a teacher starting the school year with THIRTY new books! WOW! Alexandria is hosting this giveaway on her Facebook page. She says:

Please help me spread the word about this book giveaway to help K-2 teachers building-expand their inclusive classroom libraries. Thanks.

It’s time for a great giveaway of 31 books for a K-2 classroom, including a signed copy of NO FROGS IN SCHOOL by A. LaFaye Kirkus says, “each page lends itself to an energetic seek-and-find storytime that promises new discoveries upon multiple reads.” See the rules in the comments below or visit Sylanocity and check out the pinned post athttps://bit.ly/2vs8fuq. I’ll be reviewing books from the giveaway each day in August. The contest runs Aug 1-30th. #kidlit #bookgiveaway#NoFrogs #TeachersRule #Diversity #Equity Sterling Publishing

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So dear friends, please share this if you know any teachers or school librarians…and don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway for NO FROGS IN SCHOOL And please remember that the best present you can give to your favorite author is to:
  • Buy a copy of their book
  • Ask your local library to purchase a copy for their collection
  • Tell your friends about the book
  • Post a review on Amazon or other review sites

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. And stop by on Friday and Saturday when a dear writer friend of mine, Emilie Boon, will be in the house.

About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever - Mom of 3, educator, author of FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK (PomegranateKids, March 15, 2019), PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House, Feb 13, 2019), SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, May 1, 2019); MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD: THE INSPIRING FRIENDSHIP OF ELLA FITZGERALD AND MARILYN MONROE (Little Bee Books, Spring 2020); FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Fall 2020) picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, and playing Monopoly with my young grandson.

Posted on August 7, 2018, in Book Birthday, book giveaway, Picture Book Review, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 40 Comments.

  1. School truly has so many rules. I look forward to seeing how Bartholomew breaks this one.

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  2. Looks so funny and cute! Congratulations!!!

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  3. I can’t wait to read this book! Sounds so fun!

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  4. School, pets, laughter, possible mayhem. What’s not to like? This sounds adorable.

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  5. Congratulations on your new book Alexandria! It looks like such a fun one.

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  6. Kathy Mazurowski

    Perfect time for a book birthday! Can’t wait to read and share this book!

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  7. Looks like a “Laugh Aloud!” Congratulations Alexandria and Egalitine!!

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  8. This sounds like a fun book. One I’ll have to check out!

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  9. Sounds like a great book to read ! When Rocco and I were in the parking lot we saw a snake trying to eat a toad !!!!

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  10. I laughed aloud when I saw this title & I think kids will love this one, too. Congratulations on your book birthday & teacher book giveaway!

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  11. Anitha Kuppuswamy

    This sounds like a fun book!!

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  12. Happy book birthday and congrats! This looks like a very fun read that I will have to check out!

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  13. Charming! I can’t wait to get this for a great grandson and a great niece who will start preschool this fall!

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  14. Oh, I can’t wait to read this one!

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  15. My daughter would love this book

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  16. Love the cover! Can’t wait to read it!!

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  17. Sounds like a great book – and what a great cover!

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  18. This definitely looks like a fun one! The illustrations are delightful!

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  19. Emmie R Werner

    I am sure the kids will LOVE this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Would love this fun book !

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  21. This book looks like a blast! No doubt kids will love this story.

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