“Bookmarks Are People Too” is the first title in the ‘Here's Hank’ series, an imaginative work made by co-authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver decorated with black-and-white illustrations made by Scott Garrett.
The readers have already met the main character of this series – Hank - from the known Hank Zipzer series, though Hank is now a bit older and in the second grade. Hank is the kind of kid you surely had in your class, and your kids have it as well - although he does not even try to be funny, everything he does, and even what he does not, is causing hoots of laughter, and the school is certainly not the place where he likes to be the most.
The story of the book revolves around a play in which Hank wants to be the main actor, though during the audition because of stage fright all he planned before will fail. However, the teacher will give him a second chance creating especially for him a silent bookmark role; the circumstances will dictate that Hank will receive an opportunity of which he could only dream of, and the title role of which he dreamed would never be closer…
“Bookmarks Are People Too” is funny beginning of a new series for elementary school children that for the main character has a boy with whom can be easily identified, who is not perfect, though causing sympathy from all around. This is also the story of how opportunities are waiting all around us, even when it does not look so, so we cannot give up on our dreams.
Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver’s book is made for a new generation of kids because the ones who enjoyed the Hank Zipzer when originally it was written, in the meantime has grown up. So if your kids are not familiar with Hank’s earlier adventures after reading this one they certainly will be interested to find out what happened earlier in Hank's life.
And if they already know everything, a better announcement this book doesn’t need.