Book Review of Robby the Dyslexic Taxi and the Airport Adventure
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Written by Lynn and Jonathan Greenberg
Illustrated by Jonathan Greenberg
Ages 4+ | 26 Pages
Publisher: Empower Publishing, LLC | ISBN-13: 9798987227909
What to Expect: Dyslexia, learning disorder, travel, diversity, friendship
Children with dyslexia can quickly develop a negative self-image when there is so much focus on what they struggle to do. In Robby the Dyslexic Taxi, however, the story revolves around unique skills and abilities instead, reframing disability as a positive difference and allowing dyslexic readers to see themselves in a new light.
Robby looks like any other taxi on the outside, but he has one key difference—Robby has dyslexia, which means he has difficulty reading the street signs. Luckily for him, Robby has a team of helpful and supportive colleagues at the Creative Cab Company and a very creative brain and an excellent memory. Usually, Robby’s colleagues only send him on routes he has memorized and knows well, but when his client changes his mind and decides to go to the airport instead of his usual workplace, Robby has to think on his wheels. Using creative problem-solving, Robby rises to the challenges, showing that you really can do anything you put your mind to.
Although the story clearly celebrates the importance of support networks, the real treasure here is that Robby is shown to be intelligent, capable, and independent. Anthropomorphic characters help keep the story lighthearted, while bright, child-like illustrations add humor. The text is simple and printed in dyslexia-friendly fonts (Open Dyslexic and Dyslexie), keeping it accessible for beginner readers.
Robby the Dyslexic Taxi and the Airport Adventure is a must for both dyslexic readers and those who want to know more about this learning disorder.
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About the Author-Illustrator
Born with dyslexia, Jonathan Greenberg could not read and write like many other children his age. So instead of giving in to frustration, Jonathan used his struggle as a catalyst for creativity by expressing his ideas through art. Having overcome his learning difficulty, Jonathan has fallen in love with reading. Robby the Dyslexic Taxi and the Aiport Adventure exemplify Jonathan’s passion for writing and illustration. Together with Lynn, his mother, and his writing partner, they are already thinking of other stories that complement this book.
To learn more about Jonathan and his work, visit Creationaire Arts.
About the Author
Lynn Greenberg is the happiest wife, mom, and grandma. A very retired attorney who loves to cook, exercise, and read, she has seen how positivity with feelings and differences can allow children to grow into happy, productive adults. During COVID-19, when many families were living together with an abundance of unscheduled free time, Lynn and Jonathan began to work on the concepts and ideas for Robby. As ideas developed, they became increasingly invested in the character, his story, and the impact this endeavor could have on others.
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