Dec 5, 2016
New ‘Because I Had a Teacher’ children’s book celebrates educators

because-i-had-a-teacherWhere would we be without them — those special people who inspire us, support us and encourage us? Whether they’re an educator, a coach or a mentor, “Because I Had a Teacher” is a gift book that celebrates these individuals and thanks them for the difference they make.

Written by the New York Times best-selling author Kobi Yamada (“What Do You Do With an Idea?” and “What Do You Do With a Problem?”), this illustrated book follows the journey of a bear cub as he embarks on new experiences, explores new talents and finally takes off on an air-balloon ride adventure — all while under the helpful guidance of his teacher. The heartwarming artwork alongside the simple statements of gratitude makes for a charming, meaningful gift that children will love to give and teachers will love to receive.

“I have been lucky to have some of the most incredible and generous teachers in my life and I know that we can all think of at least one teacher who has brought out the best in us. ‘Because I Had a Teacher’ celebrates the worlds they open up for us and thanks them for the difference they make,” said Yamada.

Appreciation gifts for teachers are an emerging category in the retail industry. Gift stores have the opportunity to educate customers on this important buying occasion. With its title and point–of-purchase display, “Because I Had a Teacher” is a clear reminder to customers about purchasing a gift for their educators in their life. As this book is likely to spark another purchase, stores should merchandise the book with other gift items and make gift cards readily available. This vignette can be displayed for National Teacher Day (May 2), Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1-5) and the end of the school year.

“Because I Had a Teacher” is sold in units of four and retails for $9.95. Compendium also provides a free point-of-purchase display to stores who order in quantities of eight or more.


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