Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Too Much Glue" Giveaway

Hello again!

After a nearly 3 week, computer free (almost) break at the cabin in BC I'm back. Lots of beach time, painting time, and family time.

Now some of you are going BACK, already.  The rest of us are trying to ignore the calendar as it slowly drifts towards Sept.

When I got back from holidays this cute book was waiting for me in the mailbox.

Too Much Glue by Jason Lefebvre is a new book that tells the funny story of what happens to Matty when he goes overboard with the glue.  I don't know about you but I have many students with the "too much glue" syndrome.

I quite enjoyed this tale and it has great flow with rhyming word sections and single word emphasis, a wonderful storytime book for Kindergarten and Grade 1.

The illustration work by Zac Retz is terrific. Full of colour and interesting looking characters that will keep your listeners glued!

What a great story to start off the year.  There is also an activity guide here.

Some other great glue based projects you can try are:

Monster portraits

and Figure Sculptures

Here's a sneak peek of the next project, a little vacation scrapbook.  I'll have the full 'how to' up shortly.

Too Much Glue by Jason Lefebvre and illustrated by Zac Retz. Hardcover, 32 colour pages, ages 4-8, suggested retail $16.95

To enter to win your own copy of this great book please do one of the following:

- leave a comment on this post
- send me an email at thatartistwoman@shaw.ca
- like or comment on this post on my Facebook page

The random draw will take place on this Saturday (Aug 24th/13).

Canadian and US residents only.
Review and giveaway copies supplied by Flashlight Press.

Good luck everyone.


  1. What a great looking book... we all have had to kids/projects that have TOO MUCH GLUE! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your computer-free vacations sounds great! I imagine BC is quite beautiful ...
    Looking forward to your vacation scrapbook how-to. (I'm going to my oldest friend's wedding in WI next month, and now I'm thinking, maybe a little scrapbook of the event ...)

  3. One of my biggest challenges with teaching the little ones is the whole glue issue. I would love to teach glue rules using this book as the jumping off point.

  4. Looks like a really fun book. I was recently in BC too!

  5. This book would be perfect for my boys - they definitely have the "too much glue" gene ;)


  6. Ha - we've been having too much glue problems here at home lately! Thanks for sharing!

  7. My boys think that looks like a good book and it would be great to read to my elementary kids!

  8. My boys always have trouble gluing !! Lol

    Renee s

  9. This looks like a cute book, I would love to read it to my students. I have many students with the "too much glue syndrome." Gluing is a skill I have to reteach them over and over.

  10. FUNNY! Even third graders need that "refresher" course. I LOVE GLUE! Gluesticks just don't give me that satisfaction! This book reminds me of my oldest child (now in high school - ack!) Her preschool teachers used to joke "That child would glue a mack truck to a palm tree if she could catch the truck"! That being said..she still has a love affair with glue. I am going to show her your fabulous glue projects.

  11. Hi Gail!
    Cant wait to see the vacation book!

  12. The cover of this book reminds me of a particular kindergartner that I caught pouring glue on her project and smacking her hands in it...
    Made me giggle!

  13. Love the cover! THanks for the chance to win!

    suzcluz at hotmail dot com

  14. Glad you had a fantabulous vacation. OOhhhh, dot, dot, not a lot I still repeat in hopes of avoiding our too much glue syndrome. Illustrations look incredible! Thank you for sharing.
    Stay well,

  15. This book looks great! Love the pictures!

  16. Too much Glue looks perfect for my elementary classroom! I love picture books in the art room and can't wait to read this one!

  17. What a great book!!! I would love that for my classroom, I teach 4 and 5 year olds and we use a lot of glue! I also use several of your art ideas with my children...just geared down a little. Thanks, Mickey in Pennsylvania.

  18. Oh my goodness, this book looks so CUTE, and FUN to read!! Please do count me in for your giveaway, and thank you so much! ~tina

  19. I stumbled across your blog last year and love, love, love it! Thanks so much for all of your creativity and sharing. My six year just came downstairs, took one look at that cover of that book and let out a big belly laugh! Please do include me in your giveaway. Gearing up to get back in the classroom it is always fun to get fresh ideas.

    Colleen, Victoria, B.C.

  20. What a fun book! Definitely a good one for my amazing glue users in K and 1st.

  21. Oh! That looks like a terrific book! I could even think of ways for my 4th and 5th graders to use it! Keeping fingers crossed!

  22. That book looks awesome! My 2nd grader is just starting to use appropriate amounts of glue after me spending the last 6 years trying to reign in his glue usage. I think we'd both enjoy this book.

    Your vacation sounds wonderful! Enjoy the last days of your summer!

  23. What a delightful looking book! Thanks for the opportunity

  24. I LOVE reading to my Kinders and 1st graders... and dislike strongly how they use glue... instead of glue dots, they give me glue oceans! I love the illustrations on the cover of this book... would be perfect before a gluing lesson!!!
    and ... Love the photo of your vacay... so serene.... what a beautiful place!
    Thanks for your blog...
    an eventual blogger!

  25. Now this looks like a perfect back to school read. Thanks for the review.

  26. ha, ha! I was just ordering glue on Amazon this morning and was experiencing flashbacks to all the times my little ones have used "too much glue!"

  27. I put this on my book wish list. What a great read when teaching kindergartners how to use the glue bottle.

  28. I would love to have a copy of the book for my second graders. Thank you for making the book available.
    Rosemary in NH

  29. Now this is a book my grandson could really "connect" with!

  30. This book sounds great for an art studio read-aloud. Definitely need to get my hands on a copy.Glad to learn of it. Thanks.

  31. Sounds like a great book to read with the grandkids when they visit. My homeschooling daughter might enjoy the read too! :)

  32. I would love to win this book.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  33. My Kinders could so use this book! Thank-you for doing this!