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Hans Wilhelm

Hans Wilhelm has written and illustrated over two hundred books, including the popular Noodles Series, I’ll Always Love You, Come Rhyme With Me, Tiger-Tiger Is It True? and Bunny Trouble. Depending on the age of the students, Hans usually begins his lecture with a demonstration of how books are created (from the first idea to the finished printed book). He emphasizes the key importance of the writing and illustrating process. This is followed by a power point show, using two of his recent stories, which have not yet been published. Then Hans lets the students develop their own story, which he illustrates on huge sheets of paper. Students usually are so captivated by the process that they leave the assembly with a renewed enthusiasm for writing, reading, and illustrating. Hans wants the students to say to themselves, “I want to be a writer when I grow up!” The session takes about 45 minutes – and is a lot of fun! In addition to live visits, Hans is now offering “virtual visits”.

More information on Hans, including teacher activities, can be found at

Grade Levels: Grades 3-5 , Grades K-2
Genres: Fiction