Henry Winkler – Children’s Writer
Henry Winkler is an actor, children’s author, and a dyslexia activist. He did not find out he was dyslexic until he was an adult and this affected his relationship with his parents, who did not understand his difficulties with learning when he was growing up. He has supported campaigns on behalf of dyslexic children and made TV appearances to raise awareness about dyslexia.
While he is best known for playing the Fonz on TV show Happy Days and his work as an actor Henry Winkler has also written a series of very successful children’s books about a dyslexic boy, Hank Zipzer.
You can find out more about Henry Winkler and his work at: penguin.com
Books by Henry Winkler
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A Short Tale About a Long Dog
Stop That Frog!
Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards
There’s a Zombie in My Bathtub
How to Hug an Elephant
You Can’t Drink a Meatball Through a Straw
The Soggy, Foggy Campout
A Tale of Two Tails
Dump Trucks and Dogsleds
Niagara Falls, Or Does It?
I Got a D in Salami
The Day of the Iguana
The Zippity Zinger
The Night I Flunked My Field Trip
Help! Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade
Summer School! What Genius Thought That Up?
My Secret Life as a Ping-Pong Wizard
Who Ordered This Baby? Definitely Not Me!
The Curtain Went Up, My Pants Fell Down
Barfing in the Backseat
Life of Me, The
You can watch Henry Winkler talking about his dyslexia, his visits to school children and his books in the YouTube footage from the BBC below.
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