For children and their adults: There’s a Monkey in My Backpack! (Winn) #TheresAmonkeyInMyBackpack #NetGalley

This is a short picture book about Anna and her monkey. Anna is a third grader whose monkey is with her all the time. The monkey represents the dyslexia that makes school life challenging at times. Anna explains how her monkey distracts her, changes the directions of letters and more. She expresses her concern that she will not make it through third grade. However, Anna also shows some ways in which her monkey is a good companion and she does make it to her finish line.

This book was written for adults to read with children who have dyslexia. It is a way to open a conversation and talk about a topic that can be difficult. There are some suggestions for discussion at the end of the book.

This book fills a niche for children who have dyslexia and also for students who may need to empathize with a friend or fellow student’s situation. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this read in exchange for my honest review.

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