It was my pleasure to celebrate Read Across America with the several classes at St. Teresa of Calcutta and Holy Family Levittown. The children participated in my read along, several activities and prepared great questions in advance.
See below for program content and contact information. Visit's can be done in person or vitutal.
Theresa Cocci will engage student’s active participation while reading her books.
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 plus a 15 minute question and answer session.
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: - Large Group Assemblies Available
I am currently offering online and in person presentations for the 2023 - 2024 school year and will be available for in school visits according to School District and CDC guidelines.
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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 your hungry 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.
@stylishmodernmotherhood Harry's Horrible Hair (hitting shelves June 22nd) 🐶 @mascotbooks #mascotbooks touches on important themes of bullying, self-confidence & inner worth through the story of a not-so-fluffy dog. 🐕
Aww! I just love how Miss Maggie had an idea to help Harry feel better once again when his sweater ripped. She took Harry to an elders home where people didn't have much hair & their hair was messy (similar to Harry's). These people immediately fell in love with this cute puppy. Harry quickly realized that "no one seemed to care about his messy hair, just about how happy he made each person there." What a beautiful message of this story, that what's inside really counts, not your appearance.
In 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺'𝘴 𝘏𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘏𝘢𝘪𝘳 by @theresaecocci, you get to meet Harry, a little dog who is saddened by the laughter of others who only see his horrible hair. When his friend knits him a handsome sweater to hide his messy hair, Harry quickly gains confidence. But when disaster strikes and his patchy hair is once again revealed, Harry wonders if others will ever see him for what he’s like on the inside—not just the outside.
Up this week for #kidlit book of the week is this colorful and adorable story of Harry the hound, and his horrible hair. 🐶 😉
𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺’𝘴 𝘏𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘏𝘢𝘪𝘳 by @theresaecocci has been a favorite read over here these past few weeks with my Grandkids. I admit, it’s my recent fave too. I can relate. ☺️ I think we all can relate to Harry.
Having some crazy hair myself, I get it Harry, I get it. 🤷♀️
I love the illustrations here and the rhyming story is really fun with a great message for everyone. Harry is embarrassed by his thinning patchy hair and feels better only when he wears his sweater to it hide from the world. When his beloved sweater meets disaster, he doesn’t think he can ever show himself again. 🙈
Harry just wants to be accepted. He just needs to find “his people” and when he does (he finds the best kind of people), he truly feels he can be himself and be seen on the inside - not just the outside. 😍 It’s a great lesson and fun story. We love Harry! 🥰
We give this one 🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶 (five cute Pups), it’s a keeper!
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