The Higgledy-Piggledy Pigeon by Don M. Winn
A kids book about how a pigeon with dyslexia discovers that learning difficulties are not learning disabilities

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The Higgledy-Piggledy Pigeon is about a young homing pigeon named Hank who is an eager new student in flight school. He does an outstanding job in school until the day of his first practice delivery, when he unexpectedly discovers that he has no sense of direction and that he will get lost every time he is sent on a mission. He is devastated…is this the end of his dreams? Nobody else in class has this problem! It’s so easy for them not to get lost. Maybe he should just quit. But a kind teacher shows him how he can compensate for his problem and still succeed. This story is about how everyone learns in different ways, and how anyone can succeed ­– even despite a learning problem – with the right kind of help and effort!

About Don M. Winn

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Don Winn is the premier author and creator of Cardboard Box Adventures (CBA), an independent boutique publisher focusing on books that are designed to inspire children’s imaginations and encourage parents and children to read aloud together and to talk about what they’ve read. CBA’s offerings currently include nine picture books for ages 4-8 as well as the first novel in a six-book series planned for grades 3 and up. The name, Cardboard Box Adventures, comes from one of Don's favorite childhood activities: playing with a big, empty cardboard box. The box could be anything he imagined it to be...a rocket ship, a submarine, a fort, a tent, a cave...the possibilities were endless. And so through his light-hearted stories, Don Winn hopes to encourage children to use and develop their imagination in many ways. Because although imaginary childhood adventures are a wonderful beginning, it's also true that continuing to foster imagination in children helps them to learn and grow, to solve problems, and to become more empathetic and compassionate adults.
Published September 30, 2011 by Cardboard Box Adventures. 24 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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Second time’s the charm, though, after his teacher puts a proper spin on the experience—“With hard work on your side / And a compass to guide, / To the head of the class you can soar!”—and leaves him to practice his map-reading skills.

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