Daisy T-Rex is Dyslexic

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Pub Date 12 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 19 Mar 2024

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“Love this very timely text for helping to build an understanding of dyslexia.” – Krista Koziarz, Educator, Holland Patent Elementary

“This is a story that I can not wait to get into the hands of so many little readers.” – Melissa Milligan, Librarian, Franklin Parish Library

Daisy T-Rex loves art, math, and science, but when it comes to reading and spelling, she is puzzled.

Why do words squiggle? Why are the sounds so hard to match to letters? Daisy, it turns out, has dyslexia. In this thoughtful tale, author Sarah Moore shows how to harness the complexities of dyslexia through encouragement and empowerment.

A whimsical yet poignant picture book with a dyslexic-friendly font, Daisy T-Rex Is Dyslexic explores the learning challenge endured by a spunky first-grade dinosaur and shares her rise above uncertainty through friendship, honesty, and perseverance.
“Love this very timely text for helping to build an understanding of dyslexia.” – Krista Koziarz, Educator, Holland Patent Elementary

“This is a story that I can not wait to get into the hands of so...

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This is a well written and presented story about a Dinosaur who, in starting school, is ashamed of not being able to read. She can do math and art, but cannot decode the letters. It turns out she is dyslexic, but this is actually a super power and she learns to read and embrace the extra work to bring her up to speed. An encouraging tale, it will no doubt be enjoyed by the young set. Well written, nicely illustrated and, of course, a positive message of hard work and perseverance and caring adult Dinosaurs who help her achieve her goals.

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What a f-a-n-t-a-s-t-I-c book to teach children about dyslexia! This would be such a good book for any child with dyslexia , letting them know they are not alone and that it’s a superpower (what a great spin!). It would also be great for other children to show them what it’s like for people who are dyslexic. I love how Daisy overcomes her problems and gains a love for herself instead of thinking she has something wrong with her. Highly recommend!

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SO CUTE. Read this story with my little and she loved it. We love reading stories about different types of people and situations. This was such a fun book to introduce dyslexia and I definitely will get a copy of this book for my little’s bookshelf

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This book is a great way to show what dyslexia is and that it’s not something to be ashamed of. I loved the illustrations as well

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I read this book with my nephew and he adored it. What a fun story about turning what could be looked at as a weakness into a strength. I definitely recommend reading this with the children in your life.

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Very sweet children’s book about how Dyslexia is not just a weakness, but also a strength! Very positive approach, which I think many kids will enjoy. It might also help non-dyslexic kids understand what it is like to have dyslexia.

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This was a cute story with perfect illustrations. I love the message and would love to have a copy for students in my class.

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This was a cute book to educate children on dyslexia, weather they have it themselves or know someone who struggles with it. It touches on the struggles of finding out how someone might be me dyslexic and finding ways to overcome problems caused by it which can be a real motivator for children who struggle. It also tells us how some people develop dyslexia through genetics and how to get support when they need help. I think this book was very cute and also informative and will actually teach children about the disorder.

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This is a wonderful book, detailing the struggles of a dyslexic dinosaur. This treats dyslexia with tender sympathy and shows that it's nothing to be ashamed of. (as someone who has dyscalculia, not dyslexia, I can identify partially with Daisy.) The illustrations are lively and very sweet. I think this should be a recommended read.

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Daisy is starting first grade and is so excited to start. Until she realizes that the letters all bounce around and she has trouble reading. Her teacher says she is intelligent but if we struggle to read sometimes we need extra help.

This is a super cute book that shows kids that even if they have trouble reading they still and even more so sometimes, intelligent, brilliant, creative and marvelous. Some of the greatest minds had dyslexia. We just have to figure out the best way to help kiddos.

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What a wonderful story about Daisy overcoming a challenge! I love that this story shows children who may be experiencing the same thing that they are so special and have superpowers.

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This book was everything I had hoped it would be. Thank you Sarah Moore for writing this.

Daisy is an excited first grader who heads into the school year looking forward to all she is going to learn. She quickly learns from her a friend that she is a little behind with her skills and finds herself nervous first grade wont be exactly as she had hoped.

At the end of first grade, we discovered my daughter has been doing exactly what Daisy T-Rex is doing. Guessing words, relaying on the pictures in books, and brilliantly figuring out how to avoid questions about what she read from her teacher and classmates. With the help of a fantastic tutor, who is also helping her break down words and making her write in shaving cream, my daughter is now reading and writing beautifully.

This book was a beautiful connection to her experience and gave her so much confidence being described as a super hero. She hung on every word as I was reading it and when the story ended she happily declared "I loved that!".

Thank you Sarah Moore for giving my daughter a book to connect to and realize she isn't alone. Thank you NetGalley and Indigo River Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. I will be buying one for our home library and one for our tutor when it comes out later this year.

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I would like to thank the author Sarah Moore and Indigo River Publishing for my advanced copy of this book. Daisy T-Rex is Dyslexic is a children's book written by Sarah Moore and illustrated by Gus Duenas. The cover is a t-rex with a blonde ponytail wearing a pink ribbon, pink boots, a purple skirt, a sparkly jacket, and a pink superhero cape. Behind Daisy, you see the letters of the alphabet jumbled up in a cloud and she flies. As an educator, this cover instantly pulled me in. On a personal level, this book touched me due to my childhood struggles with reading and speech. In kindergarten, I met with a reading specialist out of my normal classes and certain parts of Daisy's story brought me back to that time. I was always bright and in first week of third grade, I finished speech therapy. I recall instantly testing into the gifted classes due to this. It is important to realize that SWDs (students with disabilities) have so much potential. You should never judge a book by its cover or a child.

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The book opens up with Daisy T-Rex at the kitchen table with her mom and dad. She is excited to start the first grade so she can learn how to read. Instantly, the illustrations are calming, and the font styles chosen along with the color selections are excellent. When Daisy gets to school, she is beyond excited to sit next to her best friend Trixie. However, she quickly becomes discouraged when she realizes that Trixie has already read books when she has not. Daisy received praise in so many lessons ranging from math to art to science.

When reading time approaches, Daisy notices that she cannot read the words on the pages. They just won't stop wiggling. When Daisy's teacher announces that the class will share which words they do know, Daisy instantly loses her confidence. Due to her struggles in reading, her academics began to decline in other subjects. Daisy was too busy covering up her reading difficulties to focus properly.

The book shows the mental impact dyslexia has on young children and the negative feelings associated with it. What I genuinely like about this book is that it makes sure to focus on the positive traits Daisy has. The teacher also takes a moment to focus on Daisy's learning styles instead of assuming she will learn the same way her peers do. My favorite part of the book is found on pages 22-25. The author defines dyslexia as a superpower and shows it is okay to be different.

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Daisy T-Rex is Dyslexic is a beautifully illustrated children's book that explores and explains dyslexia and learning disabilities in a way I think most children will understand. My library currently lacks a lot of children's books dealing with dyslexia so this is definitely on my radar.

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Daisy the T-rex is Dyslexic is a wonderful, heartwarming tale about one little girl and her struggle with 1st grade reading. I wish I had a story like this to read to my little brother when he was a child struggling through elementary school battling his own Dyslexia. Sarah Moore did a fabulous job teaching her young readers that we all come with different quirks, but different does not mean worse! Just because a child may struggle in one subject does not mean they are failing or not "good enough." This is a valuable lesson not just for kids with Dyslexia, but young children in general. In a world where we all strive to be the best, Daisy reminds us that as long as we are doing our best, that's all that matters! I found the artwork and colors very pleasing. My 6yo 1st grader enjoyed reading this book with my help and managed to get most of the words correct on her own. She related Daisy's life to her own first grade life and also commented that the pictures were very fun.

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this children's book is absolutely adorable and that representation of a learning disability like dyslexia is so very important! so many children and people have disabilities like that, and the fact that this book not only talks about that but makes it a superpower is really sweet, i'm sure there's a lot of kids who will feel so seen.

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The book is a bit wordy, but I think it is very educational about Dyslexia. The topic is broken down for an elementary student to easily understand. The drawings are fun and cute.

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I think this book is great representation and beautiful in terms of not only drawings, but story. I think this book will really help children feel see - and like a superhero!

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A very cute read that is insightful to those with dyslexia! As a speech therapist who works in an elementary school, I would love to read this to my dyslexic students to build awareness and fill them with confidence. I love the representation of dyslexia!

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We loved this book. My 8 year old has recently been diagnosed as dyslexic and this was a lovely book to read together to help her understand that she can still achieve anything and has many super powers of her own.

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Daisy T-Rex Is Dyslexic takes readers on a whimsical yet poignant journey with Daisy, a spunky first-grade dinosaur who loves art, math, and science but struggles with reading and spelling due to dyslexia. Author Sarah Moore weaves a thoughtful tale that not only introduces young readers to the challenges of dyslexia but also emphasizes the power of encouragement and empowerment.

The story unfolds with Daisy's curiosity about why words squiggle and why matching sounds to letters is so challenging. Through a dyslexic-friendly font and vibrant illustrations, the book not only educates but also inspires. Daisy's rise above uncertainty is beautifully depicted through themes of friendship, honesty, and perseverance. A charming and important picture book that not only raises awareness about learning challenges but also instills a message of resilience and self-acceptance.

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I love that this book is available for children. I think it helps them to see that others struggle with the same problems they struggle with. I love how it gives dyslexia such a positive connotation. This is such a great book.

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Where was this book when my son was young and struggling? This would have been an awesome morale booster for him while he dealt with dyslexia.
Told in a way that kids with dyslexia can relate to. And with fun pictures to keep a child’s attention, this book is a must have for families of kids with dyslexia!

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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Thank you to Netgalley.com, Indigo River Publishing, and of course the author Sarah Moore for providing this wonderful ARC for me and my kids to review!

Daisy T-Rex is a precocious and vibrant young dinosaur who is excited about starting first grade. She finds that she's excellent at math, science and art, but is struggling when it comes to learning how to read. After talking to her mom she learns that she has Dyslexia and that even though it makes reading tough, it's a super power!

I love how this book addresses how having difficulty with something doesn't mean you're dumb, just that you need some extra help. Also that all the adults around her were so supportive.My kids aren't dyslexic but they have ADHD so they have other difficulties.

If you have a child who's having some difficulties in school, this book will help them feel like it's ok and they aren't alone :)

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I chose to read this book because one of my nieces was just diagnosed with dyslexia, so I wanted to learn more about it and have a possible reading suggestion for her when it comes out. I thought it was very informative and helped me understand what people go through with dyslexia. I also liked how educational it is without feeling preachy.

I also liked the positive messages it conveys in a fun, adorable way. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, and it helps kids learn how to work with adversity. The story also focuses on other strengths that someone with this condition might have and can develop over time. It also talks about how dyslexia can be generational, which I didn’t know. I think the reading strategies given to the main character are great real-life suggestions.

The illustrations were really cute. I liked the bright colors and artwork. However, it was a bit text-heavy on many pages. I would’ve liked to see more artwork and less content.

Overall, this was a sweet, educational picture book that offered helpful reading tips, encouraging messages, and a way for children with dyslexia to gain more confidence in themselves. Definitely recommend!

Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. These are my own thoughts and opinions.

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5 stars

This book would make any kid feel better about being a dyslexic.

I loved the glossary at the end so that no matter how old the child reading is, they can learn new words. Also, the list of other people who are dyslexic was interesting. I didn't know Einstein and Robin Williams were dyslexic!

The pictures were super adorable also.

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I read this with my 8 year old and we both enjoyed the story. I Liked that it gave kids who struggle a relatable character, and made a situation that can be scary and overwhelming, smaller and easier to understand. The book talked about not only what dyslexia is, but showed how hard Daisy worked to overcome it as well as a few strategies she used. I loved that it showed getting helps is perfectly okay!

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This was a fantastic book to help explain dyslexia to young readers. The graphics were fun and adorable. I loved the dyslexic dinosaur and would share this with other young readers who may or may not struggle learning to help them feel hopeful and understanding of others.

Thanks NetGalley and Indigo River Publishing for the great read.

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Utterly darling book about a young dyslexic T-Rex named Daisy. As someone who grew up with mild dyslexia back in the 1980s, I would have loved this book (with its open font type) and/or the supportive adults in pictured here. Love that Daisy's many other talents are on display, love that her teacher, parents, and reading specialist support her, and will be buying this for my own children, since as the book points out, dyslexia can run in families.

Thank you to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for the review copy.

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Daisy T-Rex is Dyslexic is a great read for kids who are struggling with reading challenges or who have just found out that they are having reading challenges. As a parent of a child who is dyslexic I wish I would have had this book when we first discovered his superpower. Such a great book that explains to children what dyslexia is and that there are ways to get help.

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I have quite a few books about dyslexia in my collection for my older students, but this one will appeal to the younger crowd as well. It carries a message of acceptance accompanied by adorable illustrations and an alliterative title.

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I read this book to my little sister, who actually has dyslexia, and she loved it.
This story is about Daisy, a dinosaur who is starting first grade and is really excited about learning. She excels in all her subjects except for one—English. Unlike her other classmates, Daisy struggles with reading and writing. She is so ashamed of this that she keeps it a secret. With the help of her teacher and her mom, she finds out that there is nothing for her to be ashamed of. She realizes that she is not stupid just because she needs a little extra help.
The illustrations in this book were very cute and colorful. We liked how Daisy didn’t give up on herself, even though reading and writing was really hard for her.
The lesson this story teaches us is that just because you have more trouble learning something than other people do doesn’t mean you can never do it, or that you’re stupid. You are more than the things you struggle with.
All in all, I think this is a really good book that represents people with dyslexia. My sister related to Daisy, which is why she liked her and this story so much. This book is worth reading, so if you want to buy this for someone, you should go for it.

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I read this book with my daughter and she agreed it is an excellent book. Perfect for those with dyslexia or those wanting to learn about it the book is easy to understand and fun to read.

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A simple story about a young dinosaur starting school and discovering she is dyslexic. It explains some of the ways young dyslexic people might experience the school environment, their difficulties and how they cope with them if no-one notices their struggles. It also emphasizes the difference that help and support, can make and that dyslexia can be viewed as a super power, because of the creativity it brings. A good book to share with young people,cas it can help explain what they or friends in their class might be experiencing.

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I work with high need kids including a lot with dyslexic so this title drew me me in right away.
I love how Moore breaks down the challenges of dyslexia so kids can understand and doesn’t state any negatives just the positives or in her words the super powers. I think this is a book every teacher in the younger grades should have as a read aloud. It will open their eyes a bit more and help develop empathy. Such a cute read!

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This is a story that I think will be so helpful to many parents and children. I think that dyslexia is something that is often looked down upon but it is so sweet to see a book out there that make it seem like a superpower which hopefully will help to end some of the shame that is associated with different learning disabilities. This is one that I could see myself recommending multiple times to families who have just learned of a dyslexia diagnosis or for those older or younger siblings who are trying to understand what having dyslexia means. This is a story that I can not wait to get into the hands of so many little readers.

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Daisy is excited about all she will learn in the first grade. While she excels in other subjects, Daisy
struggles with reading and spelling. Rather than ask for help, Daisy hides the fact that she is struggling.
When she is finally confronted by her teacher, she is told that it just means she learns differently.
Discovering that her mother also struggled with reading nd spelling. Daisy is up for learning the ways
that will help her the most.
Touching story.
#DaisyTRexisDyslexic #NetGalley

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Thank you NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Thank you so much for the representation. I looved this beautiful book. It was done so well. I hope the kids that wants to read a relatable story can achieve it. Sarah you’ve done an amazing job.

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As a person who has dyslexia I really loved seeing a book about it for kids.
I love that the book showed how whose who have the condition have some amazing strengths that make us brilliant. It was great to have a book that said yes you struggle with words but you are amazing. That it just means learning in a different way.

I read this book to my six years who loves the pictures and that fact that daisy was a dinosaur but who doesn't love a dinosaur.

I think this is the perfect book for any kid struggling to read.

Such a lovely read, wish this book was around when I was a kid.

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A wonderfully written and illustrated book that speaks to children with dyslexia. It's also a helpful teaching tool for children that do not struggle with reading , giving them insight into the challenges classmates might face.

The author focuses on positive characteristics of a first grader that realizes she is having more trouble reading than her peers. She realizes that just because she may struggle a bit with reading that she is overall brilliant and creative.
Young readers also get meaningful ways to approach reading that makes learning less scary and intimidating.
The conversation that the parents have with he sweet daughter is helpful in that the mom shares her own struggles with reading when she was young. It's so important for us to realize that we are not struggling with things alone.
A wonderful addition to any library!

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This book does a great job of iterating what exactly dyslexia is and what it means for someone who has it. I liked that it went through different strategies of what can help with dyslexia and how it emphasizes that just because you might struggle in one area, does not mean you are lesser. It really highlights how excellence is not derived from one trait, and that you can be talented in various areas while still needing help in one. I think it was great to show self affirmation, and not letting the difficulty stop you from trying.

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Thank you to Indigo Publishing, the author and @NetGalley for a digital ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review.
I loved this book! My daughter, now 23, was diagnosed with dyslexia by first grade. Suddenly, so much made sense. We found one book that did a good job explaining the situation, but sadly, that was it.
Now Daisy T-Rex is Dyslexic is here, and it's fabulous.
If you have a child with dyslexia, realize there is light in the tunnel, but helping the child understand is key.
I wish I'd written this book.

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This is very cute, and does a good job of being educational and informative while being straightforward. I would guess the appropriate education level as being 8-10, though, as a lot of the words are very complicated! But it is written in a font that is readable for the most part, and with some help I do think those who struggle with reading would find it relatable!

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I absolutely love seeing more books with Dyslexia rep for kids! Daisy tires is Dyslexic did such a great job of portraying how it could feel for a student with dyslexia to struggle with reading. It touched on emotions and feelings that students at might have when they see how successful their peers are with reading. As a kindergarten teacher we are still figuring out which students are Dyslexic but I think this would be a great book to read to your whole class to discuss the many different ways kids learn and open up that conversation at an early age. I also loved the illustrations and colors used in this book! I will definitely Italy add it to my wishlist for my class library!

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I read this book with my niece and nephew and my nephew asked right away what the words were in one of the illustrations. He couldn’t read them, since they were mixed up, so we talked about how Daisy has dyslexia and that’s why the words looked the way they did. We all really enjoyed the book, and we talked about how not everyone learns the same way. It would be a great story for a child who has dyslexia and feels not as smart as their classmates because they learn differently.

The illustrations helped to tell the story and definitely added to it. I will recommend it to parents and teachers who may want to use it as a learning tool in their classroom or at home.

Thank you to NetGalley and Indigo River Publishing for allowing me to read an ARC of this novel. #NetGalley #DaisyTRexisDyslexic

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This is such a great book, with amazing drawings and a cute story. I recommend this book for schools and for parents to read with their kids who are dyslexic. I love how it emphasizes the positives of having dyslexia, along with a list of famous dyslexic people in the back. I love the use of dyslexic superheroes! It educates children about dyslexia but doesn't make them feel bad, which is just as it should be. I love it!

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This was a great picture book for kids about dealing with Dyslexic I would have loved a book like that is one I was a kid. And as someone who loved Dinosaurs as kid like many kids do having a T-Rex as the main character with Dyslexic was perfect.

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This was a heartwarming and informative story about Daisy, who found out she struggled to read. I love how accepting and normal this story made dyslexia sound. My sister also struggles with dyslexia and watching her feel like she was alone was heartbreaking. This is a story that every child should read so they can realize that it’s normal to have difficulty reading, we all just learn differently from each other.

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This great book shows that being unable to read words because of dyslexia is not shameful, but finding someone who can teach the ways to overcome it gives you a superpower. Learning to overcome dyslexia can be done by adults as well as children!
I only wish that the use of an altered file card to limit visible words and limit the dancing of the letters.
The illustrations by Gus Duenas are fun, imaginative, brilliantly colorful, and delightful.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, but especially to a school or your local public library!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Indigo River Publishing via NetGalley. Thank you!
Pub Date 12 Mar 2024 #Dyslexia #Dinos

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My youngest son was identified with Dyslexia and has been struggling with all that comes with being Dyslexic. This book was the perfect book to read with him to help him understand his dyslexia doesn’t define who he is. He’s a creative, smart, fun kid who needs a little extra help learning to read. The font in this book is great for those with dyslexia. The illustrations are detailed and colorful. The book is well written. This would be a great addition to any library.

Thank you NetGalley and Indigo River Publishing for the opportunity to read this book prior to publication.

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Daisy T-Rex is Disléxico is a great to help young children better understand what dislexia is and to not be ashamed of it.

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A reminder that everyone is different, which means that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, all of which make us important and special. Also, a reminder that everything is possible with a little work and effort.

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😊So inspiring (and cute, too!)📚

What a supportive, inspiring story to help children with reading problems face their fears and embarrassment! And using Daisy the T-Rex and other dinosaurs as the characters: I thought that was a great move by the author because kids are mostly dinosaur-crazy; I know I was! It did not just showcase Daisy's reading problem but also mentions some of the strategies to overcome it. Plus, I loved that there was so much positive reinforcement to build Daisy's self esteem, both at home and in the classroom.

The story was a bit longer than I expected, but all for the good. The illustrations moved really well with the text. And I thought the author capped it off nicely by listing some brilliantly successful people from history and the present who overcome their dyslexia. A young child would not immediately recognize these names but an adult can explain their achievements and relevance.

Altogether a winning, informative story that would be a good addition to any kindergarten classroom's bookshelf.

Thanks to Indigo River and NetGalley for sharing a complimentary advance copy of the book; this is my voluntary and honest opinion.

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Daisy T-Rex is so excited to begin 1st grade. She's smart and talented and she knows it! When school starts, however, Daisy is dismayed to learn that the one thing she isn't good at is reading. She can't get the jumble or letters on the page to form words she can understand in the way her best friend and her classmates can. Fortunately, Daisy is brave and tells her teacher about her struggles. Her teacher quickly connects Daisy with her school's reading intervention teacher. I, too, am a reading interventionist and was so happy to see Daisy using some hands-on, multisensory approaches to conquering her reading difficulties! Although some of the vocabulary in this book may be challenging for many dyslexic kids to decode and read independently, this book would be a great read-aloud. The book uses a dyslexic-friendly font, too. I'll be adding this one to my permanent collection.

Thanks to Indigo River Publishing and NetGalley for a review copy of Daisy T-Rex is Dyslexic.

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A great book explaining dyslexia. The facts at the end of the book were fascinating. I feel this would be a good book for any child. Perhaps they are having the same difficulties or have a friend who has these difficulties. I loved the encouragement that dyslexia could be overcome. Plus I love that this book pointed out how those with dyslexia excel in so many other areas. Highly recommend. I was given a free advance review copy, and I am voluntarily leaving this review.

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This is a fantastic children's story about a new student who excels in some subjects but struggles with the reading and writing and how she overcomes it. I think it will be relatable to a lot of younger children who may struggle in certain subjects in school.

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Love this very timely text for helping to build an understanding of dyslexia. It’s a book that will be relatable to kids who have been/currently striving in regards to learning how to read and write. It will also help to develop teacher background knowledge on the strengths that so many children with dyslexia possess. Well done!

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I got interested in this book because I myself am dyslexic and I don't think I have ever before come across a picture book that discusses the topic.

It's a great and very educational little book. I really enjoyed the little glossary and note at the end of the book. I think this would be an incredible book for anyone who knows a child struggling with a dyslexia or for teachers working with young children - or why not even older ones too. In my opinion, dyslexia is discussed in a very matter of fact way, and it doesn't make it a big deal. It's something that exists and something you can live with, even though it might be a bit harder.

I was a dyslexic child and it took me a very long time to learn how to read. It took me even longer time, until high school to be specific, that I was told I have dyslexia. A book like this would have helped younger me so much and my hope is that it might help another child in the future to be a little more understanding and kinder not only to themselves but to others as well.

I personally feel like the illustrations of the dinosaurs were a bit scary and I do think that might be off-putting for some young readers. I know it would have stopped me when I was young from reaching towards this one.

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This was a very informative books for kids who struggle to read and learn due to Dyslexia. It set a great example that Daisy didnt give up and her parents encouraged her to keep trying her best to read and spell.

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I like that this book spreads awareness about dyslexia. The illustrations of the dinosaurs could look a bit friendlier but do not take away from the story. I think kids would like it and relate to its meaning. I like that the main character's parents and teacher take the time to work with her as she struggles with dyslexia. It shows that kids can feel all kinds of emotions and overcome adversity. I feel that kids may think of this book as a fun read. It's important to teach our kids to treat themselves and their peers with respect and kindness and this book teaches that.

Love Always, Catherine

I received an advanced review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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Thank you NetGalley, Sarah More, and Indigo River Publishing for granting me access to this book in exchange for an honest review!
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this book was so enjoyable and I feel like it reaches kids who learn to read at different rates. Yes, the primary focus is on dyslexia but, I have also found that I use many strategies presented in this book daily with my preschool students to help them learn letters and letter sounds. I have also found that I use them with my children when working on reading skills. The images in the book are beautiful and so many kids love dinosaurs, so this can help keep their attention and interest. Also, what an amazing tool this book will be for families who are currently working through a dyslexia diagnosis or need some additional tools to help motivate a struggling reader.

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This is a good book about a dinosaur who is so excited to start first grade. She is ready to be a reader, but soon discovers that reading isn't as easy for her as it is for her friend. Along the path of trying to learn to read, she discovers she has Dyslexia. The topic of dyslexia is presented in a way that young children will understand what it means to have dyslexia and also gives some ideas on how help children learn to read (ex: chunk the words). The only downfall to this book is that it is a little wordy for young readers and a lot of the words are tricky words.

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An uplifting and educational picture book introducing children to the concept of dyslexia. The art style was clear, expressive and colourful. The message contained in the book taught that obstacles can be overcome and having learning difficulties isn't shameful. The concept uses dinosaurs in a school first class setting to make it both relatable to children and pique their interest (who doesn't like dinosaurs!). I expect this title will be most useful for parents of children at the age they start to read, around 6-7 years old.

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This is especially a perfect book for any children who love dinosaurs or those who are struggling with dyslexia, it explores Daisy's struggles as she goes to school and realises that she struggles with reading, the journey that she goes on is heartwarming and I highly recommend this to everyone, it's such a fun read as well as a heartwarming reminder that not everything is a weakness, sometimes it is a superpower

I was sent this e-Arc on Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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I immediately showed my nephew this book because he is so obsessed with dinosaurs, he loved every minute of it and kept on asking me to read it again, the illustrations are amazing and it teaches kids all about dyslexia at a young age and how it can affect you, I 100% recommend this book to any parents with kids.

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I'm a teacher, and this book made my heart so happy and full.

I know so many students who struggle with learning or reading disabilities, and I see on a daily basis how much harder they have to work and they constantly compare themselves to others (especially when others make fun of them), This book has such a growth mindset attitude, and teaches students that this is an *ability* (or superpower) rather than a *dis*ability. It's also a great tool to introduce *other* students to these abilities and remove bias and stereotypes regarding disabilities.

I will definitely be adding this to my classroom library!

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Follow Daisy T-Rex as she tries to work out why the letters wiggle whenever she tries to read. In her journey to discovery she finds out she in fact has a superpower.

This story shares such an important message. It helps children to understand that there is absolutely nothing wrong with needing extra help to do things such as reading and writing. And that just because they can’t do something it doesn’t make them any less brilliant.

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5/5 Stars! Thank you, NetGalley and Indigo River Publishing for this eARC of Daisy T-Rex is Dyslexic by Sarah Moore.

What a cute book. I loved the story of Daisy and the help that she needed with her experience in learning how to read. I love the feelings mentioned when Daisy realized her struggle and the help of her family and teachers to help her find ways of succeeding in her reading and spelling goals. The illustration is very bright and colorful and the story is cute and very easy to follow. I think this may be the author's first book - please correct me if I"m wrong, but I'd like to see what other books this author will release and if Daisy T-Rex will be her own series.

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4.5*
This is a wonderful book to introduce kids to dyslexia and how some people need to learn in different ways. The illustrations were well done, but I think the variations in the colours is a little jarring. The story is well written but may be too wordy for younger kids (although I liked the addition of the glossary at the back of the book).

I loved how the teachers and parents explained dyslexia to Daisy the dinosaur and that she was encouraged to talk to them about her troubles.

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Our family is neurodivergent, and this book is so helpful. While we don't have Dyslexia, this book is so helpful in opening discussions about other neurodivergences and helping us understand how our friends might have issues reading. Our daughter is more like Daisy's friend who could read really early, but she struggles in other areas. This is great for teaching kids that it's okay to not be great at everything and it's always good to ask for help.

It is an absolutely adorable story and the whole family enjoyed it. I got the ebook version, but I think we enjoyed it so much I think it might find it's way into our physical book collection. Thanks to the author for sharing this beautiful story with the world.

I especially appreciate that the book was written in the special new font that is designed to be readable by people with dysxlexia, which is frequently easier to read by other neurodivergent individuals as well.

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I really like books that take something and turn it into a superpower. This book is about Daisy who is a dinosaur and so excited to be going into 1st grade and learning to read. She is very disappointed to find out her best friend Trixie can read and spell. Soon it comes to light that even though she is creative and good at other things she has trouble reading. I really like that she had such a good support group of teachers and parents. The illustrations were very colorful and fun to look at. Daisy is so cute and just what you would think a 1st grade dinosaur would look like. This is a good book for any child with Dyslexicia or storytime at school so other children can learn about it also.

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I just finished reading this story with my preschooler. She enjoyed the story, and I felt it was informative for her. I enjoyed the fact that they did not make dyslexia seem like a problem, more like a hurdle. I also love that they emphasized Daisy doing so well in other subjects in school. The glossary at the end was great, and the dyslexia facts were informative.

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