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Daisy T-Rex is Dyslexic

Illustrated by Gus Duenas
Published by Indigo River Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

“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.

About The Author

Sarah Moore is the Supervisor of Elementary Education for Princeton Public Schools in New Jersey. Through the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education, she instructed over 500 teachers in the Orton-Gillingham methodology. In addition to her MA in education from The College of New Jersey, she taught as a reading specialist and has written journal articles on literacy.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Indigo River Publishing (March 12, 2024)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781954676626
  • Ages: 6 - 9

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Raves and Reviews

“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!– Robin Bruhn, Educator, St. Alphonsus School

“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.” – Mary Smrek, Librarian, Tuscarawas County Public Library

“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…A charming and important picture book that not only raises awareness about learning challenges but also instills a message of resilience and self-acceptance.” – Beril Ece Karaoglu, Educator

“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. – Cheyenne Schweikert, Homeschooling Adventures

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…It's so important for us to realize that we are not struggling with things alone. A wonderful addition to any library!” Michelle Meeks, Librarian, Wetumpka Public Library

“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!” – Krista Koziarz, Educator, Holland Patent Elementary

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