3 Gifts That Should Not Be Given (Give Books Instead)
February 14th is International Book Giving Day (visit the website to learn more).
Artist Priya Kuriyan even whipped up a nice poster for the event:
So, if you’re about to give one of the gifts below, please consider a book instead.
“You know, I really need some more mugs.” – Phrase that has never been uttered.
“Where the H am I going to put all these mugs?” (followed by the sound of mugs crashing) – Phrase that has been uttered often.
Huge Decorative Signage
“Here are some words I thought you should read every day. And, just so you know, I will be offended if it isn’t hanging above your headboard (and/or the front of your house) by the end of the week.”
Miniature Teddy Bear
Wait, wait – how did this this very practical and incredibly useful gift get on this list? Surely a mistake.
On February 14, give a book to someone you know, leave a book for someone you don’t, or donate a book to an organization that needs it.
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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