My Dad Couldn't Read

Children - Educational
29 Pages
Reviewed on 05/26/2017
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Author Biography

Carey Rigby-Wilcox is a committed literacy learner, activist, volunteer, business owner, illustrator, and author who is deeply dedicated to promoting literacy at the local, provincial, and national levels. Carey struggled with reading and writing throughout her school years. After receiving her high school diploma; with a very low literacy level, Carey came to a crossroads. She knew she needed to improve her literacy level, not only for herself, but also for her unborn child. Carey demonstrates how her own learning journey with a tutor helped her 'dreams come true'. Her story of encouragement and compassion will motivate the audience to become lifelong learners

Carey Rigby-Wilcox created See a Book Take a Look to inspire children to promote literacy in people of all ages through her unique books.

Carey incorporates her important literacy messages within the pages of children’s literature because she believes that children are our world’s little messengers for change. Children are drawn to Carey’s enticing illustrations filling the pages of her easy-to-read books. Upon checking Carey’s books out of their school or public libraries, children will enjoy reading the stories on their own, and then practicing their early reading skills by reading out loud at home with their families. By reading Carey’s inspiring stories with their families about adult literacy, children are potentially promoting literacy to a staggeringly large population of adults who struggle with reading.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

Life can be challenging, especially if you are unable to understand it. My Dad Couldn't Read by Carey Rigby-Wilcox is a children’s short story about a father who couldn't read. Even though this is a children’s book, it's ideal for adults as well. My Dad Couldn't Read is about inspiration, perseverance and motivation, and will inspire you to move forward with your fears and life challenges. My Dad Couldn't Read is based upon the personal accounts of Carey Rigby-Wilcox’s life. The story has a happy ending because it displays that, with the right tools and help, you can read and enjoy a more fulfilling life.

I loved reading My Dad Couldn't Read by Carey Rigby-Wilcox because I fully understand that learning can be frustrating. It must be understood that everyone learns differently. The current routine school environment and learning structure are not designed for every learning style. With the introduction of the common core formula, learning will become more confusing and cause division between children and parents because they will be speaking different languages. In My Dad Couldn't Read, the young boy's dad felt in school that people were against him, but in actuality it was his shame and frustrations that caused his hindrance. In most cases we aren't the only ones feeling these types of inadequacies; others are as well. It is unfortunate that these emotions caused his dad to just give up and drop out of school. But it was wonderful to see that together father and son were able to grow, encourage, and support each other during this trial and time of life.

Melanie West

Absolutely wonderful!