4723 Alisan Road, Reading, PA 19606, US

(484) 680-2556


Classroom Readings & Activities

Theresa Cocci will engage student’s active participation while reading her recently published book, “Henry the Hungry Hound.” Participation includes creating sound story effects using unpitched percussion instruments which will be available for each student during your classroom visit. 

The theme of kindness, love and discussing creative solutions to solve a problem will be discussed with the students.

Classroom visits are usually thirty minutes in length for each group. 


Book Order Forms:

Two weeks prior to visiting your school, a book order form will be sent home with students. Ordered books will be signed and given to students the day of the school visit.

Target Audience: Preschool- Grade 2

Audience/ Classroom Size: 20-40 students

Assemblies:   Grouping specifically according to each grade are also available 


Select the schedule tap to see my upcoming Author Events!.  If you would like me to visit your school or organization, contact me at Theresa.Cocci@gmail.com.


Mrs. Cocci came to Oley Valley Elementary school and presented her book, Henry the Hungry Hound, to kindergarten-second grade in a fun and engaging way. She read her story, had students interact with the text, and then had students participate in a fun retell. The students gathered and retold the story that incorporated singing, movements, and repetition. Her lesson was full of happiness and she shared her love for literature for all ages. We enjoyed having her share her experience as a local author with us!-- 

The Hamburg Public Library was so pleased to host Theresa Cocci, author of children’s book “Henry the Hungry Hound.”  Theresa’s sweet rhyming tale of a pie-loving pup named Henry engaged our group of youngsters, as did her fun musical activities and craft.  Theresa is a natural with young audiences, and her story is a wonderful example of how even very messy problems can be solved with love.  Thank you for sharing your talents and time with us, Theresa!  We can’t wait to hear what yourhungry pups are up to next! 

 Robeson Luther Preschool Pre-K teacher stated that presentation was right on target with our Pre-k group.  It was obvious from your interactions with the students that you have had a lot of experience working with young children.  Anything we as teachers can do to encourage a love of reading is super valuable for our students.  Thank you for taking the time to share your love of literature with the pre-k classes.


Visit www.TheresaCocci.org for updates on my next Children's Book and see what trouble "Naughty Henry" is getting into!


Theresa’s Bio:

Theresa Cocci’s love for telling stories began early in her teaching career. Capturing the interest of her students through storytelling and music embraced her desire to promote a love for literacy. Her beloved pet Henry provided the heart and soul of many of these stories.

For over twenty-five years, Theresa has worked as a teacher in the classroom and currently works in Reading, Pa, as an early childhood music specialist and piano teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Kutztown University and certification in Orff-Schulwerk Music from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Contact Information:

For more information or to schedule a school visit , please contact Theresa Cocci @ Theresa.Cocci@gmail.com or call 484-680-2556