Helen Lester is the author of many wildly popular books including ten Tacky the Penguin tales, Hurty Feelings, Hooway for Wodney Wat, A Porcupine Named Fluffy, Me First and Author A True Story. She has been visiting schools all over the country for the last twenty years.
The main purpose of her program is to encourage children to write by showing the (VERY) rough stages her books go through. Yes, authors DO get stuck, make mistakes and get frustrated! In addition to presenting educational elements she brings along her trusty ukulele and clog- dancing penguin. As a former second grade teacher she loves being around schools and is happy to talk with students in pre-K – 8. Teachers frequently choose Helen as the subject of their author studies because her titles provide gentle lessons on the importance of kindness and tolerance.