Illustrated by France Brassard; published by Tundra Books
Lily’s in Grade 2 and she can’t read when everyone else in her class can. When she tries to learn the words, the letters get all mixed up and so does she. Parent Day is approaching and all the kids are going to read out loud in front of their parents. What will Lily do? With the support of her mother, teacher and friend, Lily comes to understand that she has very important strengths and talents — and she surprises everyone, including herself!
Lily and the Mixed-up Letters is an uplifting story and a reassuring read for any child in need of a boost of confidence.
• Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities, IBBY, International Board on Books for Young People
• Best Books for 2007, Resource Links
• Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2008, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
“Deborah Hodge writes with sensitivity reflective of her understanding of the difficulties faced by children struggling with reading. France Brassard’s watercolour illustrations combine perfectly with Hodge’s text.” Canadian Materials Magazine
“Children who struggle with their letters may identify with Lily and want to practice their own reading skills with this sweet picture book.” School Library Journal