When Lily was in kindergarten she enjoyed school and she was happy. Now, she’s in grade 2 and she doesn’t feel like she’s good at anything. The trouble is reading. Whenever she tries, the letters jump around and get all mixed up — and so does she.
When Lily’s teacher announces that the children will read in front of their parents, Lily finally finds the courage to tell her mother about her problem. By working together, Lily’s mom, teacher, and friend Grace find a way to help Lily understand that she has very important strengths and talents. With hard work and new confidence, Lily surprises everyone — even herself — by the time the parents come to hear the kids read.
Gentle illustrations by France Brassard realistically portray the fear, isolation, and low self-esteem that children with dyslexia can experience. Deborah Hodge’s Lily and the Mixed-up Letters is a reassuring read for any child in need of a boost in confidence.
Tundra Author Deborah Hodge is the award-winning author of more than 20 books for children. They include picture books, Canadian history, and wildlife, science and nature books. Her recent title, Lily and the Mixed-up Letters, was chosen by IBBY as… More about Deborah Hodge
Hardcover | $18.95
Published by Tundra Books Mar 13, 2007| 32 Pages| 8 x 10| 6-9 years| ISBN 9780887767579