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Dilly would prefer a broken leg to the horrid wart on his knee. But then Dilly finds the courage to come out from his brother's shadow and stand on his own two feet.

Reading Age: 7

Interest Age: 8-12

Barrington Stoke books are edited and designed to minimise some of the obstacles that can stop struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers really getting hooked by a book. 

The books are made more accessible with:

  • Short word lengths so readers can enjoy the achievement of finishing a book
  • Lots of chapter breaks so readers can take a rest
  • Special edit processes, with trialling by children of the correct reading age
  • Cream paper which minimises glare
  • Our own dyslexia-friendly font
  • Special line, character and paragraph spacing
  • Lots of illustration in lower reading-age titles to help with understanding

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