Genre: Children’s Picture Book
“Cruz the Crow is about to embark on the single most important journey of his whole life: his solo-flight! But there is just one problem! All those letters and numbers that the other crows can read: well he can't. How will he ever find his way? A charming and inspiring tale that tells kids it is ok to be different, and that we all have our strengths.”
Information about the author is skimpy. The thing we know about her is that, just like Cruz, the hero of this story, she is dyslexic and had to come to terms with this difference between her and most of her peers.
This is the story of Cruz, a crow who suffers from dyslexia, and the story of his first solo flight. This adventure is complicated by his inability to recognize and follow signs which he’s attempting to use as his guideposts to find his way back to Central Park, his starting point, at the end of the day.
While specifically aimed at helping and inspiring dyslexic children dealing with the same difficulties, I read the book with my eight-year-old granddaughter who is not dyslexic. In our case it was an excellent conversation starter in discussing children who are different and may be dealing with issues that we don’t understand and haven’t struggled with ourself.
Rating: **** Four Stars
Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 30 Pages