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Pinky Frink Helps a Dyslexic Friend

20 Aug

The word dyslexia comes from the the Greek words “dys” (bad, abnormal, difficult) and “lexis or legein” (word and speak) with the following definition:

“a developmental disorder which can cause learning difficulty in one or more of the areas of reading, writing, and numeracy”

In the latest Pinky Frink Adventure, “Pinky Helps a Friend“, Pinky assists her friend Mary in overcoming some of the obstacles her dyslexia spawns. When poor Mary becomes disheartened and feels ostracized, Pinky helps her practice her writing and keep her stress levels down.  The two girls lay out a plan to help Mary achieve her goal of obtaining a passing grade on her next spelling quiz. With some guidance from her mother, Pinky  engages Mary in activities to assist her in overcoming her learning challenges.

Throughout the adorable, rhyming story, the author weaves subtle hints about friendship, kindness and family values. The brightly colorful, cute illustrations enhance the tale and will capture any young reader’s eye.

Does Mary pass her spelling quiz? You’ll just have to read this charming children’s book to find out!

You can meet the author by visiting her biographical page on Lulu.com or at Amazon™.