Interview with Henry Winkler

Monday, January 21, 2008.

Photo of Henry Winkler from the American Library AssociationAccording to the website ReadingSuccessLab.com, Government statistics show 25 million Americans are functionally illiterate. The primary cause is dyslexia or one of its many variants.

Through their children’s book series, Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever, co-authors Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler share the struggles and triumphs of a resourceful elementary school student as he deals with the challenges that come with dyslexia. The stories are based on Henry Winkler’s own experiences with the disorder.

On this edition of Just One More Book, Mark speaks with actor, director, producer and author, Henry Winkler about becoming an author and his relationship with Hank Zipzer, his struggles with reading and learning, and what we can do to help our children.

This is episode 300 of Just One More Book!!

UPDATE: Click here to see the transcript of this interview.

Photo: American Library Association

Reviews

Sunday, December 23, 2007.

Click on any of the book titles below to hear a chat and read info on one of our favourite books.

Filed under:

Literary Digest: The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Wednesday, May 9, 2007.

The Incredible Book Eating BoyAuthor: Oliver Jeffers (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Published: 2006 Harper Collins (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0007182317

Chapters.ca Amazon.com

Brilliantly built upon book covers and maps, this irreverent introduction to reading is a story kids can sink their teeth into.

Other books mentioned:

Be sure to check out the complete list of Fiction Picture Book Finalists for The 2007 Cybils Awards here.

 
 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.