Helen Lester does not receive much acclaim as a children's author, but I happened to stumble across her works this year in our media center.
She is great at playing with words so that is what our author study entailed. From her books we began a Rich in Words
bulletin board with a piggy bank as the background. After reading the books, the kids chose interesting words from her books and we chose to study them further. Some of the words included - befuddled, ponder, and scamper to name a few. It was fun to see the kids trying to use these words in their conversations.