“Mr. Hocklenutty was not happy.
His glasses were filthy dirty. Bent. Twisted. And broken.
They broke when Mr. Hocklenutty fell. ”
That’s how this modern fable begins. By the end of the story old Mr. Hocklenutty is quite happy and feels young again. Are the “magic glasses” responsible for his newfound “youth” or is it something a little more tangible than magic?
This story was “dreamed up” with some adorable first graders and uniquely illustrated with 13 gifted and talented 4th graders from Pennsauken, NJ. In addition to being great kids, their enthusiasm to “do and learn” promises to make them awesome adults.
First through 4th graders can enjoy this story on its own, but we’ll bet you a delicious EisenCream cone that they’ll appreciate it even more when it’s read with them by a grandfather or grandmother who cherishes their “kidness.”
In addition to being featured in the illustrations, Mrs. Eisenmann’s 4th graders provide the voices for the characters in the audio option of the book. They also produced the content for the comprehensive interactive Whiz Kids Quiz.
The release of this book follows the publication and mini tour of S F Hochman’s “laZy, craZy & amaZing: The ZequIllustration.” That story follows the journey of the feisty letter Z. Z is tired... tired of being last. Dr. Letterburger listens and allows Z to appreciate his place in the alphabet and the world. The author challenged elementary school students to enter his illustration contest. The result is an absolutely adorable and highly imaginative book with 15 illustrations for kids BY KIDS.