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Young Hank Zipzer 1: Bookmarks Are People Too!

By Lin Oliver, Henry Winkler
Illustrated by Scott Garrett

A new series about a younger Hank Zipzer – star of CBBC – from Henry "the Fonz" Winkler and Lin Oliver.

The first book in a new series about a younger Hank Zipzer – star of CBBC – from Henry "the Fonz" Winkler and Lin Oliver. Perfect for newly independent or reluctant readers, the book has black and white illustrations, short chapters and a font developed specifically for dyslexic readers. Henry "Hank" Zipzer doesn’t try to be funny, but he somehow always makes the kids in his class laugh. He’s pretty bad at memorizing stuff, and spelling is his worst subject. (But so are maths and reading!) Hank’s class is putting on a play, and Hank wants the part of Aqua Fly, but every time he tries to read the script, his brain swirls and he can't read his lines. Hank might not believe he has it in him to be the star of the show, but when his enemy, Nick McKelty, freezes during the performance, it's up to Hank to step in and save the play!

  • Hank Zipzer has been turned into a children's TV show airing on ABC4KIDS.
  • Set in a font designed specially for dyslexic readers, which makes the book easier for all children to read.
  • Hank Zipzer is based on Henry Winkler's own experience of growing up with dyslexia, and the books raise awareness of learning difficulties with sensitivity and just the right dose of humour.

About the author

Henry Winkler is an actor, producer and director. He is probably most famous for his role as The Fonz in the 1970s’ US television sitcom Happy Days. But if you ask him what he is most proud of, he would say, “Writing the Hank Zipzer books with my partner, Lin Oliver.” He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stacey, their three children and two dogs.

About the illustrator

Lin Oliver is a writer and producer of movies, books and television programmes for children. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alan, and their three children.

ISBN: 9781406361377
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $9.99
New Zealand RRP: $11.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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