June Books launched 4,962,571 on November 1!
If you’re starting to think about Christmas, I know of a children’s book that would make a wonderful Christmas present! I love Trevor Eissler’s writing and Montessori Madness message for adults. How great that he’s written a book to inspire children as well!
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Here’s the book description at June Books:
“4,962,571 is the story of a boy suddenly captivated by the idea of counting to a very large number. He sets a goal for himself, and through self-discipline, creativity, insight, and hard work, he…well, you will have to see whether he reaches it or not.”
“This book delightfully captures the Montessori goal of children not only coming up with questions on their own, but also figuring out how to answer them. Zach’s curiosity and inventiveness, as well as his joy in his self-directed learning, are true hallmarks of Montessori education…” -Marcy Krever, American Montessori Society
“An out loud reading of 4,962,571 should excite your child’s mathematical imagination…Ruth Chung’s illustrations delight the senses… 4,962,571 may be one of those books that you read with your children 4,962,571 times!” -Maren Schmidt, author of Understanding Montessori.
“Trevor Eissler has hit another home run! I wish that all parents could understand the natural desire to improve oneself and the role of self-motivation that is exhibited in this story.” -Mark Berger, Executive Director, Montessori School of Lake Forest
Shelley, a certified Montessori teacher from At Home Montessori blog, had the opportunity to read the pre-launched 4,962,571. This is what she wrote about it: What a Blessing!
Here are a few of Shelley’s words:
“Simply put, Mr. Eissler has written a childrens book that shows a young man who is not looking for praise or reward, but instead his goal is to reach a number! As a Montessorian I know that this was through the act of asking questions, movement (touch and experience!) and he just wanted to do what my students call, ‘hard work!’”
Now for the Giveaway: This giveaway is now closed.
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3 Lucky Winners of Trevor Eissler’s new children’s book 4,962, 571! Each book is worth $20.
Who Is Eligible
This giveaway is open to anyone 18 and older worldwide. The first entry is mandatory. There are lots of optional entries. You have many chances to win! (Note: For the extra entries, if you already were following Living Montessori Now or already were following June Books or MontessoriBuddy, you can still count that for an entry!)
It’s easy to enter giveaways with Rafflecopter! Just follow the directions to enter. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to qualify for any additional entries. The giveaway closes 10:01pm MST on Wednesday, November 9. Best of luck!
Here’s a 45-second video with quick directions for entering through Rafflecopter:
It’s early morning, Thursday, November 10. I enjoyed reading all your comments and really appreciated the 543 entries! 3 winners have been selected using Random.org through Rafflecopter!
Each winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email, or a new winner will be chosen.
Here are the three winners and their mandatory entries (why they wanted to win a copy of the book)! All three had multiple entries.
Jennifer Altman from Chestnut Grove Academy
Mandatory Entry Submitted on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 3:07 PM
“This book sounds so fun, I love any and all books, especially if they promote learning concepts!”
Leptir (Nataša) from Leptir
Mandatory Entry Submitted on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:12 AM
“I would love to win because I was intrigued by the unusual theme of this picture book for children – I think that I could use it in my classroom. I’m sure that children would like it.”
Mandatory Entry Submitted on Monday, November 7, 2011 8:02 PM
“For my daughter’s 4th birthday!”
CONGRATULATIONS, Jennifer, Nataša, and Elizabeth!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH to Trevor Eissler and June Books for a great book and MontessoriBuddy.com for sponsoring the giveaway – and thank you to everyone who entered!
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