Monday, January 14, 2013
Knees by Vanita Oelschlager
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.
The book is endorsed by the head master of a school where many of the children have dyslexia. He has dyslexia himself.
I have read a couple of Vanita Oelschlager's children’s books before. She always writes though provoking children’s books. Her books usually teach that just because someone is a little different than you doesn’t mean that you won’t have a something in common. In fact, you might have a lot in common and become good friends. Knees is no exception to that rule. Knees is about a boy named Louis who has dyslexia. The book helps children understand what dyslexia is. It also teaches that a lot of famous people have had dyslexia and have still been successful in life. The most important lesson that the book teaches is just because you have difficulty doing one thing doesn’t mean you won’t excel at something else. Louis has difficulty reading but he is amazing at basketball. I really like that the print version of the book is printed on special paper so the children with dyslexia can have an easier time reading it. The illustrations were hard to see on my Kindle. However, I think that may have been a compatibility issue with my Kindle and the file I received for review. I would be ecstatic if Vanita Oelschlager continued to write more children's books.
I give Knees: 5/5.
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I received this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.