Last week, the iconic Scholastic Book Fair came to my daughter’s school. For a week, we hear about the “super secret diary” with a real key for $9.99, a special Barbie stick book for $9.99, and a Justin Beiber poster for only $3.75!
If you’re not familiar, the Scholastic Book Fair comes via truck and sets up shop at area schools throughout the school year. They sell books as cheaply as about $3, but put on display and promote items that are $10 and over. They also offer a fine array of novelty items, including tri-color scented highlighters. It’s a good student’s dreamworld, I tell you.
When I was a kid, there were posters of Kirk Cameron, and I remember getting bookmarks, not highlighters. I usually got an inexpensive book, a poster and bookmark, if memory serves. If I remember correctly, my mom usually bought the book, and I had to spend my own money on the novelty items. I made the same rule last week for my daughter, and she came home quite pleased with her choices.
Did the Scholastic Book Fair come to your school? What did you buy and who paid for it? Has your week started off on a good note?