Los Banos teacher publishes first children’s book

LOS BANOS, Calif. (KFSN) – A teacher from Los Banos hopes to inspire students through her very first children’s book.

“My job as a teacher is to be a researcher,” says Vicki Costello, who teaches at Los Banos elementary school. “Why don’t they eat well? Do they have any friends? What are they doing after school?

Costello has been teaching in the district for over 20 years and has always wanted to be an author.

“I always tell stories and when we travel I always write,” she says.

During her year of distance learning, she decided to make her dream come true, sharing a struggle that so many students and teachers face.

“It’s the story of a little girl who has avoidance issues in some areas and others less,” said Costello. “As a teacher, we come across this from time to time.”

In ‘Patti’s Predicament’, her teacher, Ms. Becker, tries to figure out what’s going on with Patty.

Every elementary school teacher knows the struggle.

“It starts on Monday and instead of doing math, Patty’s ears hurt,” Costello explained. “So instead of reading she needs a bandage and instead of writing her ear hurts.”

Vicki says it’s something she faces in class, but it’s a problem that can often be fixed.

“The point to remember is don’t give up, understand, let’s work together to make this happen,” Costello said.

So what is Patti’s predicament and how does she resolve it?

You’ll need to get your own copy to find out.

You can buy the book here.

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