4 out of 4 stars
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Lexi is Dyslexic by Farzana Prior is a remarkable children’s book that aims to teach about Dyslexia, a disorder characterized by difficulty in reading and writing. Since her birth, Lexi has always been a joy for her parents and an intelligent girl. She quickly recognized her unique ability in which the pictures in her mind would spin, dance, and sing. Images and illustrations from books would come alive and make all kinds of fun movements, amusing the little girl.
However, her world started to become challenging when it was time for her to learn how to read and write. Just like the pictures, the words would also spin and move around, making it hard for her to read and write them correctly. This made Lexi very frustrated, and she started doubting her intelligence. One day, a teacher with a similar gift came by, noticed Lexi, and from then on began assisting her. She taught her a distinctive technique to control her mind and ability, and things started to look up and happy again.
Apart from the story, Lexi is Dylsexic also comes with numerous learning opportunities ingrained within the abstract colors and highly detailed pictures. For instance, it is easy to see the hospital layout where Lexi was born and perceive its arrangement and how a doctor typically looks/dresses (having a stethoscope and a lab coat). The pictures also draw attention and tell the story without the words, ensuring maximum concentration.
There are several things to love about the book, including the fun and in-depth explanation of Dyslexia. The author further compares what Lexi sees versus what others see, hence ensuring further understanding of the reading disability. Additionally, the book highlights the challenges experienced by those with the learning disorder, like feelings of inadequacy and questioning one's intelligence. I honestly have nothing negative to state about the book; additionally, the author repeatedly refers to dyslexia as a gift and Lexi as a smart girl, further reinforcing the notion and generating a positive message.
This wonderfully short and fun children’s book is professionally edited, and there are no grammatical or spelling errors. The sentences are simple and easy for a developing mind to grasp their meaning. The pictures are vivid, and it is to see Lexi, her parents, teachers, and the various activities she engages in, such as writing and sports. This powerful read is suitable for children between the ages of five to ten. The story additionally shows how Lexi’s ability affects her relationship with her parents, classmates, and teachers. It is about embracing uniqueness and not being a slave to the conventional. I recommend it to parents and guardians looking for a compelling and highly educative read. It deserves a rating of 4 out of 4 stars.
Lexi is Dyslexic
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