Confused by the 36 Book Exchange going around?
Don’t worry, you are not alone that’s why I made this visual.
Maybe you have seen this going around on Facebook, where you send one child a book and your child gets 36 books in exchange. Sound too good to be true? Well, it is and it isn’t. It’s the classic pyramid scheme, if you get in early enough you son or daughter is probably going to get 36 books. If you are late to the game chances decrease as your circle of friends becomes saturated. If you have a wide group of parents to reach out to then you have a better chance at getting all 36 books. However, if you can only find one or two people you still might get a couple books and if you buy one and get two back it’s still getting more than you started with, right?
The 36 Books Exchange Explained
First when you join you will get a message or email that reads similar to this one:
Moms with kids who like to read.
I have one of those cool book exchange things going where you buy 1 book and then you get 36 books back. Not a scam or anything. LOL
I need 6 people to be in my group. Leave your name and I’ll send you the info.
This is to get the kids reading and keep them reading. Perfect timing with Fall and Winter breaks coming. Imagine their excitement when they get a book in the mail just for them. Okay message me in the comments that you are in and that you can do this. Want in on this? (I’ve already sent the book out to my first person and heard someone has sent 1 book to my kid so can’t wait to see how this turns out.)
P.S. If you have Amazon Prime you can do FREE shipping. Plus clearance books.
So then when you agree to do it you will get a message like this:
1) Send out one book to child #1 below.
2) Remove the child’s name from #1; then move child #2 to that spot.
3) Then add your child’s name to #2 with your info.
4) Then send this info to 6 moms or moms-to-be (or grandmothers!) with the updated name info 5)
Copy the book exchange request that I posted on my wall, to your own wall. If you cannot complete this within 1 week please notify me, as it isn’t fair to the children who have participated and are waiting for their own special books to arrive. A manila envelope will work to mail the book. Or, you might want to order directly from a web-based book service (Amazon, Barnes & Noble), which saves a trip to the post office. Soon your child should receive 36 books!
What a deal, 36 books for giving just one! Be sure to include your child’s name and address (age/sex if necessary). Seldom does anyone drop out because you know children love to read and have books read to them Your child should begin receiving books in about 2 weeks if you get your letters out to your 6 people right away. Thanks & Have Fun! P.S. If you have Amazon Prime you can even get FREE Shipping, making it even cheaper. Plus the bargain books help.
#1. James Witchkins, 621 Orange Pants Ct, Johnstown, FL 34772. He is 11 years old and in 6th grade. He loves Minecraft & he likes scary books (NOT AN ACTUAL CHILD – FOR EXPLANATION PURPOSES ONLY)
#2. Jennifer Poppins, 203 E. Livingston Dr., Chicago, IL 30326. Jennifer is 4 years old and in Pre-K, she loves Princesses and books about frogs. She is alway beginning to read so those books are great too. (NOT AN ACTUAL CHILD – FOR EXPLANATION PURPOSES ONLY)
P.S. Don’t forget: move my kid up to #1 and put your babies at #2 and send to anyone interested in doing this!!! Thanks a bunch!!!
So in a nutshell, this is what you do:
- You send a book to child #1 on list.
- Then rewrite the script above and you move child #2 into child #1 spot.
- Add your child to #2 spot.
- Now the list you send to 6 people your child is #2.
- The 6 people you choose will start where you started, moving your child to #1.
- Those 6 people send their list to 6 people each making your child #1 on 36 lists.
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Sound like fun? Let me know what you think?
Done one? How did it go?