A Mix-Up

In May Stenhouse had a blog tour  of the second edition of The Daily 5 by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, AKA “The 2 Sisters.” All you had to do was leave a comment on the blogs and you would be entered for a signed copy of this book.

Any chance to win a book, I’m in. I’ve been known to make a comment every now and then, even with no carrot dangling. 🙂 Lucky me! I got a Twitter message from Mandy Robek at Enjoy and Embrace Learning that I was a lucky winner! (Thank you Mandy!) Woo hoo! All I had to do was send her a message with my address. I did, so now I began waiting for my book.

About six weeks after winning, the book arrived from Stenhouse. Excitedly,  I opened the package. Did I just dream that it would be signed or was it? That was what I wanted to check out first. There was a lovely note from Chandra Lowe and she even spelled my name right! (see photo)

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Then I quickly flipped open the cover, turned a page and there it was, signed by the Two Sisters! I am smiling to myself and thinking how cool this is. While I’m looking at the inscription, my friend is peering over my shoulder. She asks, “Who’s Maureen?” (see photo)

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Now my brain begins to process. I had noticed the name Maureen, but it didn’t register that it was the wrong name. I began to laugh. Somewhere, someone has a book inscribed to LeAnn. Apparently things must have gotten busy at the Stenhouse offices and there was a slight mix up in books. Now I have a funny story to share with teachers as I introduce them to the Daily 5.  🙂


17 thoughts on “A Mix-Up

  1. Paul says:

    Ha! That’s funny. I’ve been running into books in used bookstores that are signed and dedicated to people. I always wonder what the story was — how would a book signed by the author and personally dedicated to someone be given up? Every book is a story, and the ownership history of a book is a story in itself!

  2. Well congrats on the win regardless! A free book is like candy to us, isn’t it? I love that you can keep you sense of humor from a mishap like that. I like what they said up there – Maureen can be one of your “pen names”! Hahaha!

  3. So fun! Something I worry about when I send lots of letters, report cards, etc. Did I put the right letter in the right envelope. Wonder where Maureen is.

  4. Ramona says:

    Such fun! When I read your teaser on TWT, I was convinced that the author wrote a “personal note” to Else because she reads your blog. Oh well, maybe Maureen will step forward and you can trade books!

  5. Michelle @litlearningzone says:

    Elsie, I always have my fingers crossed to win a new book! (My husband is happier too!) I was excited to also win the second edition of The Daily 5. I remember being surprised that it was also signed by the two sisters … funny thing is — I don’t remember my name being inscribed. So did I get the wrong one? Perhaps my brain just skipped over the name too! Maybe I have LeAnn’s book! (Time out. I just quickly ran to grab my book.) Whew! My book has no name, just “Dream Daily!” This could have been a funny story that got a whole lot funnier! 🙂

  6. congratulations on winning. Books make terrific prizes and one can never have enough of them. As for the inscription, you can always say the Maureen is your pen name.

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