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Book Spotlight/Giveaway: My Weird Writing Tips. Ends Sept 2nd.

My Weird Writing Tips

My Weird Writing Tips by Dan Gutman, illustrated by Jim Paillot

Book Description

In this book, you’ll learn . . .

when to use “its” and when to use “it’s”

how to come up with your own mind-blowing story ideas

tips for writing sentences that aren’t boring

the difference between commas and apostrophes

spelling tricks for difficult words

why there’s no ham in hamburgers

and much, much more!

Whether you’re a kid who thinks writing is hard or an aspiring bestselling author, this funny, informative book by bestselling author Dan Gutman is the writing guide for you!

From the Author: I was astonished at the horrible grammar and spelling I was seeing in emails I received from kids. So I decided to do something about it. This book teaches very basic writing techniques, helps kids write their own stories, and reinforces the writing lessons that teachers try to give their students every day. The twist is that the “story” is told in the style of a My Weird School book, so it’s not simply educational–it’s silly and fun too. It’s like Strunk & White for kids

Ages: 8 and Up

Pages: 160

Dan Gutman

About the Author: Dan Gutman has written many weird books for kids. He lives in New   Jersey (a very weird place) with his weird wife and two weird children.

Giveaway Rules


There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by

Giveaway Ends Sept 2nd,2013

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

Mandatory: Leave a comment about the book below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

Giveaway Guidelines and Disclaimer  

Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner #3 – Amy


August 21, 2013 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , ,


  1. My daughter is 9 and in 4th grade. I think this would be a very useful book for her to read.

    Comment by Amanda Price | August 21, 2013 | Reply

  2. I have a 7th grader and 3rd grader who could both use this. Not to mention the Momma who tries helping them. I can write but have zero clue when it comes to proper grammar. I missed it somewhere 🙂

    Comment by Larissa Brunken | August 21, 2013 | Reply

  3. I have 5 children & this would be worn out with all of them if we won!!!

    Comment by Amy | August 21, 2013 | Reply

  4. I love the dea of using this book in my bilingual classrooms. It would be a great resource for students to improve their writing skills.

    Comment by charmandluckBenita | August 21, 2013 | Reply

  5. I just came from Dans’ website. I really enjoyed reading about his life and his road to becoming a writer of children’s fiction. He doesn’t live that far form me. I think this is such a great idea to teach kids grammar while adding humor. Thanks for the chance and introducing us to Dan.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | August 21, 2013 | Reply

  6. As an aspiring writer I would love a chance to read My Weird Writing Tips.

    Comment by nylne | August 21, 2013 | Reply

  7. My son loves to write and keeps several journals for different things. He’d love this!

    Comment by mom2mandj | August 22, 2013 | Reply

  8. We have been trying to find ways to make writing fun while also teaching students the different types of writing. We have tried many things, including having them write about creations made by blocks (done by preschoolers), etc. This book looks like it would help provide some needed ideas to make learning fun.

    Comment by becky wilson | September 1, 2013 | Reply

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