Patricia Polacco has written and illustrated more than 50 books for children, but this latest title is most unique. She has written and illustrated a picture book autobiography of the first days of her love of art. Ms. Polacco struggled with reading and received poor marks on tests because she was much slower than her peers when it came to reading. A kind teacher referred her to an art class, and this teacher not only recognized her talent, but also recognized that she needed a reading specialist. This is quite a touching story, and one which many teacher and students will appreciate.
About the Author
Patricia Polacco (www.patriciapolacco.com) is the prolific author and illustrator of over fifty picture books, including New York Times bestseller The Junkyard Wonders. An energetic and enthusiastic public speaker, she visits over 100 classrooms every year. She lives in Union City, Michigan.
Reading level: Ages 5 and up
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (April 12, 2012)