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A Book of Coupons (edition 2003)

by Susie Morgenstern, serge bloch (Illustrator), Gill Rosner (Translator)

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Title:A Book of Coupons
Authors:Susie Morgenstern
Other authors:serge bloch (Illustrator), Gill Rosner (Translator)
Info:Puffin (2003), Paperback, 80 pages
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A Book of Coupons by Susie Morgenstern

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Translated by Gill Rosner. Booktalk with gift prop: It's the first day of school after a long summer. You're all looking forward to starting school with a hip, young teacher who's athletic and good-looking. Instead, who you see at the teacher's desk is a fat, old, wrinkly man with messy hair. And instead of saying "good morning," or "Hello, my name is..." this old man says "I have a present for you." And he goes around giving all of you a gift-wrapped package. (Unwrap prop) And in your package is a book of coupons. It is no ordinary book of coupons. There is one coupon for sleeping late. One coupon for skipping a day of school. One coupon for losing your homework. One coupon for not listening in class. On and on, more coupons, right up to One coupon for giving the teacher a kiss on the cheek. And as you look at your coupon book, you wonder: Are these coupons for real? Who is this old man? Do I really want him for a teacher? Before the year is out, the answers may surprise you...
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This book was a great story about a teacher that used non-tradtional methods to teach his students life lessons as well as academic lessons. The Book of Coupons is a book that I would use as a read aloud in my classroom, and I think that Morgenstern did a fantasitc job writing this short novel. ( )
  ghimbert | Apr 27, 2013 |
Students in a fifth grade class meet their new teacher after coming back to school from summer vacation. This Batchelder Award Winning book, translated from French will entertain readers in grades 3-5. The students in the class are presented with coupon books from the new teacher, Mr. Hubert Noel that are valid for rewards from being able to dance in class to sleeping in. The humor in the book is realistic and assists in conveying important life lessons to the reader. The black and white illustrations are simple, yet effective. ( )
  heathergarcia | May 20, 2007 |
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The last thing the class expects when they go back to school is for their new teacher to be old! And then he gives them a goofy present-a book of coupons: one coupon for skipping school for a day; one coupon for not listening in class; one coupon for singing at the top of your lungs whenever you like. The list goes on! What is this wrinkly old teacher trying to do, get everyone in trouble? Susie Morgenstern follows up her award-winning book Secret Letters from 0-10 with a thoughtful, funny, and very original book that once again shows children that life is for the living.

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Elderly Monsieur Noel, the very unconventional new eighth-grade teacher, gives coupon books for such things as dancing in class and sleeping late, which are bound to get him in trouble with the military discipline of Principal Incarnation Perez.

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