"My first graders thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Huehmer's author visit to our classroom. They were attentive listeners as she read her book, "The Big Move". They could make personal connections to the story, and questions beget questions after the story. They also loved the art project as they created their own versions of cheery spring flowers. It can be difficult to engage young learners during these Covid times, but my first graders were completely engaged and eager to participate during her time with our class." -First Grade Teacher
"My class loved the book! They were very engaged during the story and the fun activity at the end of the presentation. I would definitely recommend this book to all educators."
-Third Grade Teacher
"My students were captivated by the read aloud! What a wonderful opportunity to ask a real-life author questions about the writing process. They also loved the art activity at the end as well too!"
-Second/Third Grade Teacher
"Thank you so much for your Read Aloud this past Thursday. Here are some completed Spring Scenes from my students. They really enjoyed your book and especially loved sharing their own experiences with moving. I loved how you depicted your daughters experiences with their own move in your book and feel like it made it very easy for the students to share their feelings on their own personal move. We also enjoyed the the step by step explanation of how to complete the spring scene! Again, thank you for taking the time for my class as we thoroughly enjoyed it! "
-Third Grade Teacher
"I teach 2nd grade! My students were excited to have a real live guest reader on Zoom. Knowing that it was a published author intrigued them further. They had all sorts of questions prepared. After the author visit, one of my students showed me his book he started-replicating the snail book. Another student was eager to check out Mrs. Huehmer’s website for the Valentine activity and another to see the other books that were written. One parent reported that her son couldn’t wait to tell her all about the author visit online with Mrs. Huehmer. Thank you for the wonderful experience."
-Second Grade Teacher
"My second grade class had the pleasure of a zoom visit by children’s author, Marla Huehmer. We’ve been distance-learning since August and we’re delighted to have someone come to our zoom class and read. Marla described in detail each page of her book, The Big Move, and gave personal background knowledge that went into its creation. My students were thrilled to then ask her questions on writing and becoming an author. The students were fascinated by the original draft she showed us and loved hearing how the illustrations were made. Even though we didn’t all have printers for the stick puppet templates from her website, they managed to create snail and watering can creatures the next day. It was such an amazing learning experience for all my students. Thank you again Ms Huehmer for your memorable visit!"
-Second Grade Teacher
"We had the pleasure of hosting author Marla Huehmer for a visit via a virtual call. Mrs. Huehmer read aloud her picture book The Big Move and described how the ideas for the book and the illustrations came together from concept to publication. Students were intensely engaged and inquired about the other books she has written as well. The students then had the opportunity to ask questions about Mrs. Huehmer’s writing process. Her answers inspired both students and the teacher to pick up a pencil and write!"
-Fifth Grade Teacher
"Oh my goodness what an adventure for our children! I can't thank you enough for sharing your talent and your lovely young London with us last Friday!
The children finished up their cutting illustrations and talked about the story with us after nap.
We would like to add the story to our library so I will be buying the story from you!"
Wings To Fly is a story about a bird named Little Hannah whose biggest dream is to soar in the sky with all the other birds. Now that she is old enough to learn how to fly, she asks her friends for help. As much as these friends love Little Hannah, they are too busy to help. Will Hannah be able to teach herself to fly? Find out by reading Little Hannah’s story.
by: Child Author Lydia Wallis