Kauzlarich, a retired Hinton Community School teacher, will be reading "Quack" and singing with pre-kindergarten through fifth graders Wednesday at the school.
"There are parts of the song where the kids can sing along with me on a certain part of the refrain. It's a way to get the kids fired up," Kauzlarich said last week in a phone interview from her home in Arnolds Park.
Kauzlarich will also be signing copies of "Quack" at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library at Hinton Community School, where she taught high school business and English 34 years.
She will also be signing books at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday at Tucker Hill Winery, on Titan Road in Marrland Heights.
The Hinton winery is owned by Kauzlarich's former accounting student, Brenda Dittmer, and her husband Barry.
"Brenda was such a nice kid," Kauzlarich said. "It's pretty cool that they invited me to come up to the winery."
Kauzlarich wrote "Quack" along with eight other children's books in her "I'd Like To Be" Animal Series in 2007.
"Quack" was the first book to be published this past June and went on sale in August.
Kauzlarich's already sold some Hinton people books and she hopes the 180 she's bringing this week will be enough.
"I've heard from all kinds of former students that found me on Facebook are driving up from all sorts of places for the signing at the winery," Kauzlarich said. "That means a lot to me."
The next book to be completed in her series about a little girl who wants to be some kind of animal is "If I Were a Salamander."
Kauzlarich said her illustrator is currently working on the book, but there's no completion time frame set as to when it will be finished, published and go on sale.
"We do have salamanders all over northwest Iowa," Kauzlarich said. "I want kids to get over the idea that it's something slippery and scary."