Thursday, October 12, 2006

Egad! Kid wants to be a "sturgeon" when he grows up...

From Sasquatch Books:

Dear Teacher, Parent, or Anyone Who Loves Kids…

Kids sometimes write the funniest things, and some of the most hilarious mistakes are featured in WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A STURGEON AND OTHER WRONG THINGS KIDS WRITE by Gini Graham Scott. She’s a sociologist and anthropologist who collected these writings from hundreds of teachers and parents all over the world to create this collection.

Here are some samples: “dear Ms. Williams, Youo ar da best teecher I evere head.”--

Elementary school student “When doctors first start to practice, they take the hypocrite oath to show how they plan to help patients.”

High school student “Dear God, please send me a pony. I never asked for anything before. You can look it up.”

Elementary school student “The process of putting a president on trail is known as impalement.”

Anonymous student “I used to be a self-scented person, but then I grew up.”

This book features dozens more of such hilarious bloopers from assignments and tests of elementary to high school students collected from teachers and parents all over the United States and internationally.

WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A STURGEON challenges conventional laments over the sorry state of students' spelling and grammar, offering instead an amusing, warmhearted collection of bloopers that reminds readers that to err is one of the privileges of youth. Endlessly entertaining, charmingly sweet, this book is the perfect gift for that special someone in your life---teacher, parent, grandparent, friend, or child.

Pick one up today.You’ll see a photo of the book and more information on the book and the author at or And you can share your own students or kids’ writing mistakes by sending an e-mail or posting your comments online. You’ll find this book at your local bookstore, online, or directly

Sincerely,Courtney Payne Sasquatch Books


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