Author’s birthdays this week (Oct 4th – Oct 10th)-
October 14th – Lois Lenski.
Lois Lenski was both an author and illustrator. Perhaps her best known work is the Mr. Small series. This versatile hero becomes an aviator, sailor, engineer, farmer, fireman, cowboy, policeman, and father. In her autobiography Journey Into Childhood, Lenski credited her son Stephen with being the inspiration for Mr. Small. When watching Stephen and his friends playing, Lenski noticed that–contrary to what many adults believe–the boys never gave their imaginary automobiles, trains, or planes a personality, but instead were more concerned with being the driver of that vehicle.