October 8, 2013

Too Much Glue. . .Book Giveaway!!!

UPDATE: I meant to do the drawing this long weekend! Tomorrow, TUESDAY I promise xxx

 Stella will pick from a hat a name :) hopefully yours! We really enjoyed this long weekend. Here's a view from my part of the world! I also have been enjoying my little photography business! Like my facebook page, it would make my day.

I was shopping for some books at Barnes and Nobles tonight and dropped $40.00+ on just three new books for my classroom! Yes it's hard to resist books that I know will inspire a great lesson for the little ones. I love these BOOKS.



You have to check out this book Too Much Glue  the next time you are at the bookstore. I saw it sitting there on the shelves of my local Barnes and Noble so I'm sure it is at yours too or order it from Amazon.

I am giving away TWO FREE HARDCOVER COPIES to two lucky readers!

What I love about this book is simple. . . THE KIDS LOVE IT. From my two year old to my second graders, they all love this book. I have kept a copy in my art room library because some of the older grades want to read it when they finish early.

There is something in the magic mixture of the zany plot and explosive illustrations that kept my students GLUED to this book. A few weeks later they are still saying  "make glue raindrops, not puddles!"



When I first read this book I liked it but to be honest the illustrations were a little "digital" for my taste. I think that is actually part of the reason the kids like this book so much. The digital look of the illustrations really speaks to their generation (wow I feel old!) The perspective of the illustrations is phenomenal and there is so much detail in each page.

The story is about a kid who (ready for the shocker) uses too much glue! His friends try everything to free him of this sticky situation but no one can help. . . until dad comes. The glue finally dries and dad "peels" him free like a banana. I love this part because it teaches kids how to peel glue from their fingers and not go to the sink for every little mess. His dad and mom are very supportive of his art and hang the glue creation on the fridge. They decide in the end to listen to the principal and use tape instead. You can imagine the mess the family makes with the tape (I see a sequel!)


You could do so many lessons with the little ones and this book, but I used it to begin a collage lesson and teach glue skills in a memorable way.

Hope you enjoy this little review!


TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COMMENT ON THIS POST (be sure to include a website or e-mail to reach you at) Stella (my two year old) will choose a winner. You must have a US mailing address.









19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks fun. Cal might want to use glue on our rug so good thing we don't have any in the house. But the book looks fun and I'll take your glowing review. Fingers crossed :)

Vicky Siegel said...

So need this book! Bought the super tiny glue bottles for my kindergarteners, but still the same old problems! :)
Vicky svnasiegs2@aol.com

Renee G said...

This sounds like a fun book on a sticky subject.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOt)com

nina p. said...

such a cute book! i'm old school too when it comes to hand drawn illustrations. thanks for the generous giveaway!

ninapersi(at)hotmail.com

Mrs. Impey said...

This looks like a great book, especially for those kinders and 1st graders who like to blob it in the middle!

www.artroom104.blogspot.com

Mrs E (in Texas) said...

Wow, I was just teaching glue skills yesterday. This would be such a great addition to my classroom library!

Christy Schuler said...

I have seen this book before and it is on my "get soon" list as my kinders need reminded all of the time about too much glue... wait... so do my 1st and 2nd and 3rd graders!!!! ;)
I have a book collection in my Art Room as well...
Thanks for posting!!!
CkArtTeach

Heather said...

My students have a tendency to use rivers and lakes of glue! I need this book! Looks like a great read. deccah@gmail(dot)com

The Modern Art Smock said...

Glue can be a struggle in my younger grade levels and this would be SUCH a great addition to our art room resources and library!! :)

E said...

Oh my gosh. Cant tell you how many glue spills we've had in this art room. I would love this book to teach my kiddos about using the right amount of glue!

Mrs. C said...

This book is on my wish list! Yeah for a great giveaway!
Mrs.C :)
rainbowskiesanddragonflies.blogspot.com

IGO said...

Thank you for review! Did not know this great book was out there. Would love it for an elementary art lesson in Florida! Kelley

Igobooks @ gmail.com

Katie Morris said...

I wondered about this book and since I trust your taste, it's going on my want list! That will be fun to let Stella pick. :)
www.artteacheradventures.blogspot.com

kszwahl said...

Wow this must be a great book, everyone has been talking about it and I haven't even read it yet. Well maybe I'll win a copy. lol
Kathy Zwahl

K Hyman said...

Too cute and I'm dying to read it! This would be a perfect addition to my unit on writing Children's Illustrated Books that my 5th grade students are now beginning. I'll have my fingers crossed!!!

Love your blog.

Denise Pannell (mrspicasso) said...

The boy on the cover reminds me of a certain kindergartner I had a few years ago. LOL

Tracey said...

I've been hearing about this book on a few blogs and WOW. I see great potential for lessons AND just a FUN read:) Traceyschepman@gmail.com

Tracey said...

This looks like GREAT FUN! Can't wait to hold it in my hands... Please enter me! traceyschepman@gmail.com

Laurel Halstead said...

Glue has been everywhere in my art room this fall, from kindergarteners to 5th graders, from glue sticks to elmers glue, way too much glue! Haha - I think my students would fit into the story in this book perfectly! ~Mrs. Halstead at lhalstead@pleasantville.k12.ia.us