June World of Ink Tour for Margot Finke/Book Review of Horatio Humble Beats the Big “D”

Title: Horatio Humble Beats the Big “D”
Written by:  Margot E. Finke
Illustrated by: Ellen Gurak
Published by:   Guardian Angel Press, 2010
E-book ISBN: 13: 978-1-61633-102-3; 161633102X
E-book Price: $5.00
Ages: 5-10 years of age
Rating:  5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

 

Synopsis:  This book is about a little boy, Horatio Humble, who is trying to discover why he has trouble reading when he is asked to do so in class. He excels in all of his other subjects, but really struggles with reading.  He wanted so much to read, but he just couldn’t. When his parents met with the teacher, he was diagnosed as dyslexic and his teacher put him in touch with a special education teacher who would help him to overcome his reading difficulties. At first this really upset him. But as time went on and he learned how to read, he was very happy and even proud of himself. This is such an uplifting book for kids who are dyslexic.

Overall thoughts:  Margot Finke’s book is a very important, informative, and rhythmical book about dyslexia. This is a topic that many kids, teachers, and parents don’t want to discuss. However, a book like this will be able to really inform parents and teachers of what to look out for to determine if their child is dyslexic and open up some much needed communication about this topic.  

I will be talking to one of the principles in our elementary school system before the end of the school year and again in September to make sure that teachers consider making this book as part of the curriculum. A book like this can also help kids who are dyslexic to realize that it isn’t the end of the world if they have this condition. It can be overcome, and the child can not only learn to read properly but also (s)he can learn to love reading. What a hopeful message for kids and their caregivers!

Links: For more books and products for kids, please visit Irene’s inspiring books and products website just in time for the holidays at https://rothsinspiringbooksandproducts.wordpress.com  and http://irenesbookreviewsmyblog.wordpress.com. Also, to read about self-esteem and self-confidence for adolescents, please visit Irene’s adolescent website at: http://adolescentgirlsblog.wordpress.com.

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3 Responses to June World of Ink Tour for Margot Finke/Book Review of Horatio Humble Beats the Big “D”

  1. Margot Finke says:

    Thanks so much for hosting me on my 3 book tour, and for your great review of Horatio Humble.. I wanted Horatio to encourage kids with dyslexia, and their parents, so they would get help early and really learn to read. They CAN DO IT!!

    And remember, ALL comments WIN my kid’s time-travel e-book adventure – absolutely FREE. Just leave your e-mail.
    Safe sample – mfinkefrontier.com

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  2. Margot Finke says:

    I want to thank you for hosting me today on my June book tour, and for your great review of Horatio Humble. I wanted Horatio to encourage kids and their parents, so they would seek early help, and get reading – they CAN DO IT!!

    And remember, ALL comments WIN a copy of my fun, kid’s e-book adventure absolutely FREE. Just leave your e-mail.
    Safe sample – mfinkefrontier.com

    Margot’s Magic Carpet
    Books With a WOW Factor
    http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/

  3. VS Grenier says:

    Great review of a book kids can enjoy with a nice push to get the help they may need when it comes to reading and learning. My daughter loved this book. She can relate to Horatio because she has speech difficulty.

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