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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Author writes book for class

  • When Tammy Rickard chose books from one of her favorite authors to read with her class, she never expected what would happen next.
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  • When Tammy Rickard chose books from one of her favorite authors to read with her class, she never expected what would happen next.
    Rickard is a second grade teacher at Stroubridge Elementary School and started the curriculum with books written by Robert Munsch.
    Munsch is a children's author who was born in Pittsburgh. He has 58 books out.
    "He's an author I really love," said Rickard. "He has a funny sense of humor that the kids can relate to."
    She added that he is probably most well-known for his book, "Love You Forever."
    Every student in Rickard's class wrote a letter to Munsch.
    "They told him their favorite story and why the liked it," she said.
    She also said that her favorite book by Munsch is "We Share Everything."
    "He's written most of his books about his kids," Rickard stated. "He gets his ideas from them."
    Munsch surprised Rickard and her class by writing a letter back to them. He also sent a picture and a book he wrote about Rickard's class.
    "Some of the students were main characters," Rickard said.
    The book is called "Museum Surprise."
    "It's great that he got back to us," Rickard stated. "The kids were really excited."
    Some of the other books Munsch has written are "50 Below Zero," "Angela's Airplane," "I'm So Embarrassed," "The Paper Bag Princess," and "Put Me in a Book."
    His website is robertmunsch.com.

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