Knees: The Mixed Up World Of A Boy With Dyslexia by Vanita OelschlagerKnees: The Mixed Up World Of A Boy With Dyslexia by Vanita Oelschlager

Knees: The Mixed Up World Of A Boy With Dyslexia

byVanita OelschlagerIllustratorJoe Rossi

Paperback | May 1, 2012

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Vanita Oelschlager is a wife, mother, grandmother, philanthropist,former teacher, current caregiver, author, and poet. She is agraduate of Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio, where shecurrently serves as a Trustee. Vanita is also Writer In Residencefor the Literacy Program at The University of Akron.Her first book, My Grampy Can't Wal...
Title:Knees: The Mixed Up World Of A Boy With DyslexiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.91 × 6.08 × 0.41 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:VanitaBooks LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0982636695

ISBN - 13:9780982636695

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well done This is the story of Louis the third who is in fourth grade. He has dyslexia and struggles in school. As someone who grew up with dyslexia that was diagnosed in grade two, I am always intrigued to read books about this learning disability. This book is one geared to the youngest audience I have encountered yet. And it does a wonderful job of capturing the essence of struggling with a learning disability. If you know a young person either with dyslexia or another learning disability, this book will be a source of encouragement to them, and smiles and maybe even a few laughs. The story is wonderfully written and the illustrations done in a pen and ink style are great.
Date published: 2012-08-20

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The publishers of Knees: The Mixed-Up World of a Boy with Dyslexia have taken special care to make Vanita Oelschlager’s book readable. According to a note in the back, a special typeface called Lexia Readable was used, and the matte paper is extra-heavy to prevent words from the previous page from showing through. In rhyming couplets, a fourth-grader named Louis explains that “Words come out backwards/And I don’t know why.” He is glad for his special teacher, who tells the class about others who have overcome dyslexia, like Albert Einstein and Walt Disney. The inclusion of Magic Johnson is important, because, as Louis’s dad says: “We’re all good at something. You just have to find it.” Louis tries a few things that don’t work out, but after a summer growth spurt, he finds he’s quite the basketball player. His prowess on the court gives Louis the confidence to try harder at school and the determination to live successfully with dyslexia. Knees (128 pages, softcover) costs $9.95 and is recommended for readers ages 6 to 10. All proceeds will benefit the Lawrence School with campuses in Sagamore Hills and Broadview Heights; it serves students like Louis. The coloring-book-style illustrations are by Youngstown native Joe Rossi.