Fish in a Tree

Book review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 34 reviews

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age 7+

A very relevant and informative book about dyslexia

I think its hard for non-dyslexic kids to understand what its like for kids in their classes who really struggle with words. This book prompted some great discussions with Ms 7 who learned about strengths and differences, and gained some really valuable insights into the challenges for someone who has trouble with reading. Highly recommended, for being able to walk in someone elses shoes for awhile, and some great learning that school is not straightforward for some kids as it is for others.

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age 10+

The mission of learning made possible

This is an engaging novel that helps the readers to empathise with Ally's character and the challenges faced by her. The various attempts made by her 'to fit in' are highlighted quite interestingly. The teacher plays an inspirational role as he takes on the task of supporting her in the learning journey with her different abilities. This book helps the readers to connect to the life of children in schools and their inner thoughts and fears. The extra mile walked by the teacher is commendable and reinforces the power entailed by the noble profession.

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