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This upbeat addition to the Adventures of Everyday Geniuses series offers an encouraging insight into the struggles and triumphs of someone with dyslexia. When looking for books about dyslexia for kids, If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi is a great way to start conversations about dyslexia both at home and in the classroom.
Katie always thought her dad was smart—he is one of the busiest attorneys in town! People are always asking him for advice. She has been a bit confused ever since asking him for help with her weekly spelling list. How can her very smart dad struggle with one of her spelling words? This definitely didn't make sense. The word Mississippi has changed everything...
This growth mindset picture book employs a frank and thoughtful approach to dyslexia so that readers can explore the various ways people learn and recognize that some difficulties do not have to be restrictions on what a person can achieve.
The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses Series:
Free Association Where My Mind Goes During Science Class
Stacey Coolidge Fancy-Smancy Cursive Handwriting
Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets
If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi
Last to Finish, A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class
Keep Your Eye on the Prize
The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses series is meant to demonstrate various forms of learning, creativity, and intelligence. Each book introduces a realistic example of triumph over difficulty in a positive, humorous way that readers of all ages will enjoy!
"Challenges in reading and spelling are often accompanied by special abilities in areas like complex pattern recognition and spatial reasoning. If You're So Smart How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi? is a fantastic way of bringing this information to the many smart children who find reading and spelling especially difficult—especially to those who are beginning to doubt their own potential." —Drs. Brock (M.D., M.A.) and Fernette (M.D.) Eides, authors of The Mislabeled Child and founders of the Eide Neurolearning Clinic.
Praise for the series:
"This is a wonderful book series. Each story shows children that success is about effort and determination, that problems need not derail them, and that adults can understand their worries and struggles. My research demonstrates that these lessons are essential for children." —Dr. Carol S. Dweck