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Worst Case Scenario Blog Tour + Book Giveaway

This post is part of two-week long The WORST-CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition Blog Tour, which is co-authored by David Borgenicht, Nathaniel Marunas, and Robin Epstein; illustrated by Chuck Gonzales.  We’re hosting a giveaway for The WORST-CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition To win a copy of leave a comment about this post, in the comments section of this post, by Thursday, October 14th, 2010 by 11:59 p.m. EST.  A random drawing will take place on Sunday morning, October 17th and the winner’s name will be announced later that day in a follow-up blog post.  Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address, which will not be published online, with your comment so I can contact you to obtain your mailing address, which I’ll pass along to the Marketing Department at Chronicle Books, who will be shipping the book out to one lucky winner.

Here’s an example of some of the semi-gross writing you’ll find in The WORST-CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition. There’s MUCH grosser stuff in the book that the following excerpt, but I didn’t want to gross out some of you who might have a weak stomach:


How to Stop an Overflowing Toilet (page spread 1 of 2)



How to Stop an Overflowing Toilet (page spread 2 of 2)


There are also some less-gross, equally useful explanations in the book, which adults can certainly learn from too:


How to Remove a Tick (page spread 1 of 2)



How to Remove a Tick (page spread 2 of 2)


If you’re a brave soul, and you’re willing to allow your students to write somewhat disgusting all-about books, then The WORST-CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition can serve as an excellent mentor text for that purpose.

A review copy of The WORST-CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition was provided by Chronicle Books.

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

25 thoughts on “Worst Case Scenario Blog Tour + Book Giveaway Leave a comment

  1. Wow – looks like a great read for my kids who are totally into real life and gross- and have just discovered that reading is fun!! One of my happiest teaching weeks ever


  2. This book looks outstanding for those readers in my class that struggle to find something they like. I would love to add this to my classroom library.


  3. What a great mentor text for 7th and 8th grade readers and writers! It offers engaging and relevant (!) subject matter (at least for those wild and wacky middle schoolers) and provides a great format for discussing text structure with students. In addition, what a great “starter” for those reluctant writers…and my non-readers will hoard this book!


  4. I have so many students who would love this – boys and girls alike! Even my 13 year old son (probably the 16 year old too) would eat it up!


  5. Hi, I have great difficulty getting boys in the 5th grade enthusiastic about choosing independent reading material. This might seem off the wall but from experience with my 11-year old nephew, this would be the perfect solution. They’d just love it. Thanks for sharing


  6. What an amazing giveaway! I can already picture which of my 5th graders would love this book. I would have a wait-list a mile long. 🙂 Makes me kind of nervous…. I would love this book!


  7. My 7th graders LOVE the original Worst Case Scenario book! They would really get a kick out of this one. My student teacher told me about this earlier this week. If I don’t win, I may have to use my B&N discount to buy it! 🙂


  8. This is perfect resource for some of those kids who don’t like to read. I’m sure they would be able to find something of interest to read. Then perhaps they would be motivated to write something equally gross. Thanks for sharing and crossing my fingers for the drawing.


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