Thursday, June 11, 2015
Book Review: Knees by Vanita Oelschlager
Knees tells the story of a little boy with dyslexia. He tries to explain what it is and then goes on to telling how he tries to find things he is good at. He finally finds basketball and he is quite good at it.
While my son doesn't have dyslexia he could still relate to the problems that the little boy had. I've stated before how my son is learning disabled so he understood the boy having to work extra hard about having a "special teacher". Though my son has multiple "special teachers".
My son did well with this book and his favorite part was when the boy would fall on his butt playing kickball. Again my son has the sense of humor of any other normal little boy. Put in a fart joke or have someone landing on their butt and he'll crack up and think it was the brilliant written piece of literature to grace this earth.
I enjoyed this book a lot more than the other books I've read by the author. I think she did a great job explaining dyslexia and keeping the book interesting enough that it is not limited to just kids with dyslexia or other special needs. I think a "normal" child would have no problem reading and enjoying this book. I also thought that the illustrations were top notch.
4 out of 5 stars.
*I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion
**This book was read with my special needs son who is severely learning disabled. The review reflects not only my opinion but his as well