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It's Called Dyslexia [Paperback]

Jennifer Moore-Mallinos , Marta Fabrega
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Book Description

7 Jun 2010
Whoever said that learning to read and write is easy?

Sarah is unhappy and she no longer enjoys school. When learning to read and write, she tries to remember which way the letters go but she often gets them all mixed up.
After she discovers that dyslexia is the reason for her trouble, she begins to understand that with extra practice and help from others, whe will begin to read and write correctly.
At the same time, she also discovers a hidden talent she never knew existed!

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Product details

  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: O'Brien Press; 1 edition (7 Jun 2010)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1847172032
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847172037
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'this book is both a lesson for children and a reassurance for them and their parents'

(Books Ireland)

'all this is done in a charming story with attractive illustrations'

(Books Ireland)

'O'Brien Press are to be commended for publishing It’s Called Dyslexia ... The story is strong and will capture the imagination of any child'

(Irish Independent Magazine)

'may not only inspire those children who have this difficulty, but give their classmates and the adults in their lives an insight into how it feels to live with dyslexia'

(Evening Echo)

'great for paired reading'


'simple narrative and excellent full-page illustrations, empathizing with the emotions of children grappling with dyslexia'


'with its good intentions and sensitive text, is a useful book to have available for adults and children to share'

(School Librarian Magazine)

'clearly designed to be read by children and their parents ... written in a very reassuring manner, emphasising the help that is available so the child can feel supported by school and home ...of great help to both parents and teachers'


'This is a clear and well-illustrated book, perfect to snuggle up on the sofa with together'

(Woman’s Way)

simple text and bright, child-friendly illustrations

(Mad About Books)

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3.3 out of 5 stars
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Little Book! 7 Feb 2013
By pjm1825
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When we read this book with our 10 yr old Son, he smiled. It made him feel relaxed knowing that he wasn’t the only one experiencing problems with words and reading and, with lots of work and practice he can learn how to listen, read, and write without so much difficulty.
A welcome relief for him from the pressure and worry of everyday school life now that he knows he has Dyslexia, it’s like a big weight lifted from his shoulders.
This is a great little book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a very dys-friendly book for kids 11 July 2013
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As most teachers and parents know, their dyslexic child falls into a spectrum.
Although my son suffers from both dyslexia and dysgraphia, I found this book quite intimidating and didn't end up reading it with him.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 26 Feb 2010
Bought this for 3-5 year olds in my Nursery but it was too difficult for little ones to understand so gave it to the Out of School Club for the older children to read
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good "feel good" book for dyslexic children 2 Mar 2008
By Julie - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this for my 7 year old dyslexic daughter. She was very excited to hear the story told from the dyslexic main character. The basic summary of the book is that she was excited about school and then got frustrated with school because reading was so hard for her but easy for other kids. Her teacher wanted to talk to her parents, it made her worried but then it turned out that her teacher wanted to tell her parents that she was concerned and wanted to do tests on her. They learned she had dyslexia, they got her help and now she loves reading. It made my daughter feel like she could some day enjoy reading too.

If only schools help kids with dyslexia as well as the book says....
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for kids with dyslexia 22 Mar 2009
By Carrie Fancett Pagels - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a psychologist and have a child with special needs. This is an excellent book for a child who is between the ages of 6-11 and has dyslexia. If you purchase the book, I would recommend you read it first to see if there is anything that you think might bother or confuse your child. For instance, if you don't want to use the label "dyslexia" you could substitute "reading problem" or a term you feel comfortable with your child hearing. This book is well written and focuses on the strengths that children can have despite having a learning disability. The solutions for the child are too simplistic but get the primary message across. My son really enjoyed this book and I plan on recommending this book in my practice.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars it's called dyslexia 29 Mar 2009
By Dana Locke - Published on Amazon.com
This book talk about the trouble and pain that dislexics go through at the elementary level, and why. thank you, this book helped us.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good for younger kids 8 Aug 2010
By hchurch - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one instance in which I wish I had been able to use the "search inside" feature to see how the book looks inside. It's a very good story to share with a first or second grader but far too young in wording and storyline for my rising 4th grader. It explains well (to a younger audience) the frustration of learning to read and the testing and special help in class, and assures the reader that dyslexic doesn't mean "not smart."

I would recommend this book to someone just beginning the journey.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's called Dyslexia 10 Aug 2008
By P. L. Comrie - Published on Amazon.com
Great book to read aloud with a group of children and / or parents. Such a reading gives a great platform for informed discussion and developing further understanding. Also great to use as a family for the same reasons.
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