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Hudson Hates School Hardcover – April 1, 2011

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an excellent book to share with all children, to enhance their understanding Parents in Touch 'heart warming story ... Ideal for promoting inclusion' EYE 'A gentle and thoughtful introduction to dyslexia presented in a fun and lively way.' Armadillo Recommended in an article about dyslexia: 'A fun and sensitive book which looks at the challenges of dyslexia and the significance of receiving the right support. Hudson is a quirky little character with universal appeal and a import message to impart.' NASEN Special Magazine

About the Author

ELLA HUDSON grew up in Cornwall and has always loved drawing. She graduated from University College Falmouth with a degree in illustration and has worked on various magazines. This is her first book. Ella lives in Penzance, Cornwall, where she works as a teacher.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 600L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847800335
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847800336
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #999,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spudman TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 29, 2013
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Those with undiscovered dyslexia have difficulty reading and learning conventionally; these students can grow to hate school and have a poor self image. It's a bit ironic that discovering one has dyslexia can be a positive and life altering moment, as exemplified by the character Theo on the Cosby show.

In this book Hudson hates school because spelling torments him, frustrating the little guy and causing his classmates to make fun of him. A wise teacher has Hudson tested for dyslexia, and with a new learning program Hudson thrives and begins to actually like school.

The story is fun and well told; it's made fun with pictures of little lizards sprinkled judiciously throughout the book. Ella Hudson uses her story to teach a lesson about dyslexia, and at book's end is a page of text explaining in plain language what dyslexia is. For a young child who may have dyslexia, this book could be therapeutic and comforting.
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