A Tripping Cow, Plotting Dinosaurs—It’s a Literature Emergency! Plus Don’t Miss Out on Chances to Win BIG This Summer!

Watch out! There’s a cow tripping over the moon and a baby falling from a bough. Beware, Goldilocks! You’re about to become a chocolate-filled bonbon for hungry dinosaurs. Summertime is the perfect time to take a look at lighthearted literature and to enter to win books, cash, and supplies to help you prepare for your next school year.


Submit a comment to the blog by 11:59 pm EDT Sunday, July 5, 2015, to tell me which of the contests—and their free resources!—below are your favorites. One lucky teacher will win these fun takes on a fairy tale and nursery rhymes.

From Mo Willems, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs features three hungry dinosaurs who, for no particular reason, decide to go out. They were definitely not setting a trap for a succulent, unsupervised little girl! I’m giving away the DVD, CD, and book set for this fractured fairy tale. (In case you’re wondering, it does support Common Core standards.) Plus click here for free activities to go with the book. Then keep the laughter going with this bookThe Cow Tripped Over the Moon: A Nursery Rhyme Emergency. A cow needing bandages, a washer maid with a sore nose—nursery rhyme characters keep the Storyland Ambulance Crew hopping!  (Update: congratulations to Rhonda, who is the winner of our prize.)


Looking for more fun resources and chances to win? Check out these contests.


In the Good Egg Sweepstakes, you could be the grand-prize winner of $500 cash and an egg-themed prize pack. Three runners-up will each win $100 and egg-themed swag. Plus download free resources that are “eggsactly” what you need to keep learning informative and fun: preschool units, grades K–9 Common Core–aligned ideas and worksheets, and “eggceptionally” fun science experiments. Click here.


You have four more chances to win a prize pack worth more than $250 in the Elmer’s Makes Learning Stick sweepstakes. The prize pack is stuffed with glue sticks, glitter glue pens, Board Mate paper letters, and more. Drawings will be held July 1, August 1, September 1, and October 1, so enter now for more chances to win. Plus everyone can download the free curriculum-based activities that are sure to wow your students. Get it all here.


Looking for a way to stock your classroom library? Enter for your chance to win a class set of 30 books for your grade level in the Heroes, Princesses, and Pigeons sweepstakes. The current featured books are My Bibi Always Remembers for ages 3–5, Clementine’s Letter for ages 6–8, and Clover’s Luck for ages 9–12. Get free activities, download reading tips and teachers’ guides, and more. Already making plans for back-to-school? Check out the Reader’s Calendar to find books perfect for upcoming events. Click here.


Don’t forget; post a comment for your chance to win the books, DVD, and CD!


17 thoughts on “A Tripping Cow, Plotting Dinosaurs—It’s a Literature Emergency! Plus Don’t Miss Out on Chances to Win BIG This Summer!

  1. I love fractured tales! This one includes chocolate which is my absolute favorite. A day without chocolate is like a day without sunshine!

  2. What a fractured fairy tale, Goldilocks eaten by dinosaurs. I will be doing the theme fractured fairy tales in summer school so this would be perfect. Also, I downloaded the teaching guides for books from Disney. I love this blog by the way. It keeps me up to date on news in education.

  3. Love reading these books to my students. This past spring I went to a workshop and learned even more about all the wonderful books written by Mo. It would be great to have a copy of any of these books for my classroom.

  4. I think the Elmer’s post sounds fabulous! I would love to be the lucky winner of one of their giveaways!

  5. My kindergarten students would love the egg theme unit to add to our farm study.
    Every year we take a field trip to the local county fair and get to see, touch, and feed the animals.

    The Elmer’s pack would be a big hit to our writing and craft center. My kindergarten children would love to use the glitter, paper, and glue sticks to illustrate their stories. We are always running out of glue sticks in our classroom. I use my personal money to buy glue sticks throughout the year. Winning this pack would allow me to use money for other learning activities and paper.

    May God Bless Your Day! Melissa

  6. Thanks for the resources heads up! The Elmer’s information is something I will look into. Thanks for the giveaway as well!

  7. The Elmer’s prize pack is filled with goodies my students would love to use!

    Thanks for the chance to win the books and accompanying fun stuff. 🙂

  8. You can’t go wrong with Elemer’s. It is always right!! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a super summer day!

  9. I entered the Elmer’s Contest. I too am a Kindergarten teacher. Glue sticks go quick! Curriculum based ideas are always the best. My principal discourages art even in kindergarten.

  10. I’m the Librarian, computer aide/MTSS aide at our school and I entered all the contests! All of the students from pre-school through second grade in my building would benefit from any/or all of these activities.
    Thank you for offering these opportunities!

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