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Thank you so much for the great visit. The kids really enjoyed the presentations-my son (2nd grade) loves to write stories and he thought it was great as well. In all honesty, I thought it was so great that I am going to speak with my art and music teachers about having a guest artist and musician.

--Henry Schantzen, Principal, Bluffview Montessori, Winona MN

"Many thanks from the Monroe Mustangs! It was great to learn about the steps in making a book, fun to see classmates in costumes, and liked hearing about your life as an author and especially liked the baby diaper illustration!"

 --3rd graders at Monroe Elementary, N. Mankato MN- who pranked their secretary-pretending to be late like Henry! 

"Thank-you so much for your visit to Woodland. The students were very excited. As we were walking back to the classroom, several said they were going to talk to their parents about getting the books or the App. They loved listening to a real author read her book!."

--Heidi Zimmerman, gr. 1 teacher Woodland Elementary, Eagan MN

"Thank you so much for the your wonderful visit to our school. I had many great comments from teachers about you and your presentations. They knew you were a teacher by the way you presented and handled the children. I was most impressed when you showed students the steps in getting your books written and published. I also loved how you impressed upon the students that they were authors. Your positive comments to the students like continue to read, you need to practice to be better, it's not just magic-were all great to share with the students. The costumes and magic tricks were great hits with them too. You handled the large groups so well."

--Marion Klimmek, Media Specialist Jefferson Elementary-New Ulm MN

"Mary, your presentation was a winner! You really have your finger on the pulse of the lower primary age child.  Our students loved your presentation, and all your books that I had purchased for our collection were checked out the day after your visit.  You are a hit with our elementary crowd. I know our kids will be talking about you for a long time.  I'd love to have you back when we have a new crop of youngsters to introduce to you."

--Anne Jones, Media Specialist Chanhassen Elementary

"Mary Bleckwehl has published two funny books about a boy named Henry. We haven't had such an engaging author visit at our school since Nancy Carlson! Mary presented to our K-3 students and I would highly recommend her for an author visit to your school in the future. "

--Pam Zidarich, Learning Specialist, Christina Huddleston Elementary School, Lakeville MN

"Thanks for coming to Medford Elementary to kick off I Love to Read month this year!! We really appreciate you coming. I have heard nothing but praise about the presentations you did for our preschoolers through fourth graders! We look forward to having you back for our Family Reading Night to conclude our month long celebration of reading. "

--Cindy Schmidt, Medford Public School Teacher