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Back to front and upside down / Claire Alexander.

Alexander, Claire. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library E A (Text) 33500010862431 Main Checked out 07/19/2019
McIntosh Public Library E A (Text) 33500010862449 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780802854148 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0802854141 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 31 cm.
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2012.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: While the rest of the class makes birthday cards for the principal, Stanley struggles with his words and letters.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 August #1
    Floundering students will recognize themselves as they follow the frustrations of Stan the puppy. Stan is in Miss Catnip's reading circle when Mr. Slippers, the principal-hound, invites them all to his birthday party. Miss Catnip suggests drawing cards that say Happy Birthday. But Stan has trouble copying the words Miss Catnip puts on the board—they come out backward, upside down, and some don't even resemble letters at all. Alexander's watercolors progress from soft tints to darker ones, until a completely black two-page spread shows tiny Stan sitting despondently far off to the side. The breakthrough comes when Stan confesses that he can't form letters and begins to get extra assistance. The book emphasizes that getting it right takes lots . . . and lots . . . and LOTS of practice, but, more importantly, Stan learns to ask for help when he needs it. Students with dyslexia will especially benefit from this book, but its gentle encouragement will also help tamp the shame of any struggling student. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Dyslexia > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children.
Dyslexia > Fiction
Schools > Fiction.
Animals > Fiction.
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