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How to Hold a Pencil: Simple and Clear Instructions Teach Kids the Tripod Grip Paperback – January 8, 2010

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"As easy as 1-2-3! How to Hold a Pencil is a practical guide for parents and teachers who want to help young children with the appropriate way to hold and use that all-important writing and drawing tool - the pencil." --Karolynne Gee, Education Consultant

"How to Hold a Pencil combines clear pictures and easy to follow instructions for young children. Use this book to teach for success!" --Genie Son, Elementary School Teacher

"How to Hold a Pencil by Megan Hirsch is a fun, sweet, kid-friendly book. It provides clear illustrations and simple language. I plan to use this book with children who struggle with a Tripod Grip!" --Carole F. Lee, OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist

"What a useful book! It is very important for children to hold their pencils correctly, and this book models a step-by-step guide of `how to' and `how NOT to' techniques that will reinforce learning. The colorful pictures will help the visual learners." --Darcy Mellinger, Elementary School Teacher

"This book should be required reading for beginning writers. Learning how to hold a pencil correctly is so important, and this book shows and tells how to do this with clear instructions and illustrations." --Lillie Pardo, Kindergarten Teacher

"It's a How-To book designed just for kids--and designed well! Megan Hirsch knows her audience. She explains--and shows--exactly how to hold a pencil correctly, and does it with clear communication, engaging photos and a tone sure to inspire, entertain and instruct young readers." --Julee Shapiro, Copywriter, Mattel Toys

"I can't wait for more books by Megan Hirsch. Her books are useful and beautifully laid out." --Audrey Fann-Ellis, Elementary School Teacher

"Megan Hirsch's photo book "How to Hold a Pencil" is a clever, quick how-to guide. The simple text and clear photos made me and my two boys smile. We loved imitating the photos and appreciated the simple yet sophisticated design!" --Elizabeth Aquino, Writer

"This book is an excellent way for parents and teachers to introduce this important skill to children." --Alyssa Gonzales, First Grade Teacher

"This is such an excellent visual guide to help children feel independent and confident in their writing skills that I heartily suggest it as a must-have for any family with a child who is just starting to learn how to hold a pencil." ---Karlynn Johnston, Mumsense Magazine, Feb/Mar 2010

About the Author

Megan Hirsch is an author specializing in children's nonfiction. She often uses photostyled, diagrammed photographs in her books to explain a process or simplify a concept for young readers. Her styling has been featured in catalogs and advertising and she is the former editor-in-chief of State of the Arts, a quarterly publication of Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, a charter elementary school focusing on arts-integrated project-based education. Although she graduated from Southwestern University with a law degree, she prefers taking photographs and hanging out with her children to practicing law. Megan Hirsch lives in Los Angeles.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Hirsch Indie Press (January 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984132805
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984132805
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #894,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Megan Hirsch is an author specializing in children's nonfiction. She often uses photostyled, diagrammed photographs in her books to explain a process or simplify a concept for young readers. Her styling has been featured in catalogs and advertising and she is the former editor-in-chief of State of the Arts, a quarterly publication of Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, a charter elementary school focusing on arts-integrated project-based education. Although she graduated from Southwestern University with a law degree, she prefers taking photographs and being with her children to practicing law. Megan Hirsch lives in Los Angeles. www.meganhirsch.com.

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By R. Lesner on December 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
What a wonderful book! A sweet and supportive way to explain such a simple technique to children. I think it is wonderful! The graphics are very well done. Bravo to the author!
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By Karen Abbott on November 26, 2013
Format: Paperback
A perfect mentor text for teaching non-fiction How-To writing units. One of the best I've found. It arrived sooner than expected and in excellent condition.
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By Annie on November 23, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is fantastic! Brilliant pictures make this book interactive and informative for a young child. This book makes learning fun :)
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By Carreer on June 20, 2015
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Excellent quality and fast shipping.
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