Tuesday, December 7, 2021

A Teacher Like You: Picture Book Review and Giveaway

If you've been following my blog for awhile, then you will have seen my posts about A Girl Like You and A Boy Like You by Frank Murphy and illustrated by Kayla Harren. This week I have two more books in this series by Sleeping Bear Press that will be enjoyed by young readers, or would make great holiday gifts. Later in the week I'll bring you A FRIEND LIKE YOU. But today's post is about A TEACHER LIKE YOU. By the way, this book is co-authored by Barbara Dan, who teaches with Frank at Holland Elementary in Bucks, County, Pa. 



REVIEW

This first illustration captures the spirit of this book:



I love this page too,


The book sings praises to teachers who "soar through story after story" and learn about "life from new perspectives." And highlights teachers who teach children how to be creative and express themselves.



Coaches are teachers too:


Good teachers inspire by example (like volunteering) and create a safe place for learning to happen and for potential to be discovered. 



Teachers care, comfort, and challenge.

The refrain, "I needed a teacher like you" is repeated throughout this book. I think, the teacher in your child's or grandchild's classroom need a book like this.

GIVEAWAY

To enter this giveaway, please leave me a comment (and your email address if you are new to my blog) by December 9 at 6 PM. Educators, librarians, and home school educators --let me know where you work and I'll enter your name twice!

And congratulations to Beth Schmelzer who won MIGHTY INSIDE from last week's blog. Thanks to all of you who left comments. Tough competition! 

21 comments:

Staceyrhodes said...

Love to read this one!
Stacey Rhodes

Carol Baldwin said...

Your name starts the list, Stacey!

Susan said...

Would love to read this - sounds like another good one!

Carol Baldwin said...

A good book for those sweet grands, Susan!

Helaina Storie said...

Would love it! I’m a school librarian 😀

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks Helaina. You're in twice!

Antoinette said...

This would make a great teacher gift!

Carol Baldwin said...

I agree, Antoinette!

Danielle H. said...

This is a wonderful tribute to teachers and coaches everywhere and will help readers see that teachers are not just the ones they see in the classroom.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Danielle. You're in!

Tiffany said...

This looks so cute! Matthews Christian Library

Carol Baldwin said...

YOu'd like it, Tiffany. Your name goes in twice!

Vonda Hamilton, author missionary teacher said...

The pictures and words of this book cause children of all ages to recall the gift of teachers that have stirred one's heart. Amazing gift for children and teachers alike. This book inspires appreciation which certainly needs to be cultivated in our world today. Bravo!! So inviting and memorable.

Vonda Hamilton, missionary teacher

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Vonda. Happy to see you here-- your name goes in twice!

Unknown said...

I love the illustrations and the writing. Sweet book!
Jean Taylor

Unknown said...

This is so sweet! Love the illustrations, too.

Rosi said...

Thanks for the review. I'll pass on the giveaway so maybe a teacher can have a better shot at winning.

Barbara Younger said...

I LOVE teachers! I think they are some of the most important people in the world. I'd love to add this book to my library.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks Barbara and Jean. You're both in!

RBrittMom4 said...

I am loving this book. I am a home educator and I would love to add it to our library.
brittrashanda@gmail.com

Carol Baldwin said...

Britta, thanks for commenting. Your name does in twice. I hope you'll return for more giveaways!

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