Thank You, Mr. Falker is a heartwarming story that is based on author Patricia Polacco's life. In the story, little Trisha has a hard time differentiating letters and numbers and struggles with reading. She feels dumb, especially when the other kids laugh at her and tease. But that changes when a new and different teacher shows up and he recognizes how special and unique Trisha is. Mr. Faulker teaches Trisha to read, forever impacting her life. A wonderful story for all children to read and learn that they are all talented.
Little Trisha is overjoyed at the thought of starting school and learning how to read. But when she looks at a book, all the letters and numbers just get jumbled up. Her classmates make matters worse by calling her ?dummy.? Only Mr. Falker, a stylish, fun-loving new teacher, recognizes Trisha?s incredible artistic ability?and her problem, and takes the time to lead her finally and happily to the magic of reading. This autobiographical story is close to author Patricia Polacco?s heart. It is her personal song of thanks to teachers like Mr. Falker, who quietly but surely change the lives of the children they teach. Patricia Polacco lives in Union City, MI.
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