Sunday, April 1, 2012

Review: Knees: The Mixed-Up World of a Boy With Dyslexia by Vanita Oelschlager


SUMMARY FROM NETGALELY.COM:
Knees shows the ups and downs of life with dyslexia. We have done this book in the style and size of a chapter book so that younger children and older children at low reading levels can read what seems to be an older child's book. We cover dyslexia's symptoms and the reasons school can be hard for dyslexics. We talk about some famous people who had or have dyslexia.
MY TAKE:

Most people already have a vague idea about dyslexia, but for children who have it, it's something that can be very frustrating for them.

Knees: The Mixed-Up World of a Boy With Dyslexia is told from the point-of-view of Louis the Third, a young, dyslexic 4th grader. Through rhymes, Louie brings up the symptoms of dyslexia
and examples of dyslexic people, such as Einstein, in a language that is easy for young kids to understand.

It has a very encouraging message for kids, dyslexic or not, so it's worth a read for any young child.

Thank you to NetGalley and VanitaBooks LLC for the e-ARC. Publication date of Knees: The Mixed-Up World of a Boy With Dyslexia is on May 1, 2012.

THE GOOD:
  1. It's an important topic for kids to learn about.
  2. Beautiful illustrations.
  3. Easy to understand rhymes and storyline.
THE BAD:
  1. The illustrations are not colored.
FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
My mom understands me,
But that's a mom's job.
READ IT IF:
  1. You or your child is dyslexic.
  2. You know someone who is dyslexic.
  3. You have young children.
RATING:
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