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BekahS posted:
Avery's class did a book exchange this year. A new, wrapped book. Gender neutral. So we went to the local chain bookstore and picked out a nice hardback. Spent about $15. Avery comes home with a used book. With the persons name and year they got it. And it has stickers all over the pages. Its a cardboard book as well, not age appropriate. I'm just so irritated. I understand that cost could have been an issue. But you can buy a decent book at Walmart for $5. I don't want to say anything but it gives me a bad taste for any more give exchanges. What would you ladies do?

peachteach1 responded:
I am so sorry this happened to you and that it was not taken care of before he left the classroom.

The very last time I did this in my class the same thing happened. I exchanged the book for a spare book gift I had in my room and sent the child home with a new book.

I also had complaints from some parents they thought the book their child got was too easy or too hard as well. That was the last time I did a gift exchange in my class.....over 15 years ago and I will never do it again for those reasons.
ryanandleigh responded:
DS's class (and now DD's) has always had a price range - $5 and under. This year for DS it was a book costing from $3 to $5 or a "gently used" book.

I would have never spent $15 for a class book exchange but the other parent should have done better than that. In this case, I am not sure there is much you can do now. I would make sure that next year there are more guidelines for the book exchange. DS has done one for 4 years so I expect it to continue for more years.
Leigh, Jacen (6), Alexa (3)
crunk05177 responded:
You live and you learn. Next time buy one of the $3.99 paperback books for it and hope your child gets something nicer than this year Sorry this happened to you.
Me (28), DH (30), DS1 - Michael (4) and DS2 - Nathan (1 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)

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