Here’s Hank!: Bookmarks Are People Too!

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by Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great early chapter book about a boy who can’t read very well and therefore doesn’t do terribly well in school. In this first book of the series, Hank’s class is putting on a play and he doesn’t get the part he wants because he has trouble memorizing the lines. His teacher creates a part for him and the class bully gets his part, just to rub salt in the wound. But he saves the day in the end and all is well.

There’s a lot I like about this book, but the one thing I like best is that it’s about a kid with reading challenges AND it’s purposefully set in a font that is meant to help kids with dyslexia have an easier time reading.

Reads like: Monkey and Me
Prequel series to: Hank Zipzer (also J)

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