Patricia Palocco has a flair for writing children’s books that are real life as they are versions of her own life story. For example, “Thank You, Mr. Fallker” depicts her own struggles as a reader and how she overcame them. It is a heartwarming story of a teacher who impacted her life. Another tender book is “My Rotten Red Headed Older Brother” is a story that students can relate to and laugh about when thinking about their own families.
Patricia Palocco’s books can reach all elementary grade levels and still be enjoyed by upper grade students.
This author study gives some reading and extension activities for specific Patricia Palocco books, as well as other suggested activities that can be used for various books in this study.