Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Jim Trelease's Retirement Letter

I just stopped by Jim Trelease's web site and saw his retirement letter posted January 31, 2008. With my four-year-old starting preschool I had dreams of having Jim come to our school to speak -- I love his book, The Read-Aloud Handbook, it's absolutely inspirational for parents and educators.

Best wishes to Jim and his wife Susan for a happy and healthy retirement, with wonderful travels and lots of time reading with the grandchildren!

Note: Oops! Looks like I'm about a year behind... but check out Jim's letter and Web site and book anyway... it's great stuff.  (And a happy one-year retirement anniversary to Jim!)


Bookworm said...

Thank you for sharing this letter. I had not seen it before. What a nice letter. I looked into seeing him when he came to my town a coupld of months ago, but it was hundreds of dollars for one admission. So, I couldnt go. But, I look forward to seeing how he works from his laptop and desktop to improve his site. (Not that it needs improving, but becasue he said that's what he's going to do!)

Thanks again Karen for a fabulous post! I loved it!

Karen said...

Thanks. I felt pretty dumb for putting it up a year late, and I was considering deleting it, until I saw your comment this morning. :)

The Nester said...

Wish we could meet at blissdom and I'm with you--I think I'm looking forward to meeting Meredith the most!

Amy @ Literacy Launchpad said...

Such a fan of Jim Trelease. I guess this means no more updates to his Read Aloud Handbook?