As a parent, educator, and literacy specialist, I always search for well-written children’s books that are both entertaining and engaging while, at the same time, teach significant life lessons. That’s why I fell in love with Jodi Dee’s Dirt Girl. Jodi’s main character, Zafera, brings us closer to the wonders of nature as she navigates ‘being different’ and the many reactions this creates.
The Dirt Girl is a reminder for all of us, young and old, to proudly embrace our true selves. Beautifully illustrated and highly captivating, Zafera’s adventures will capture your heart and bring joy to your day.
Review by Dr. Carol Tolman
Literacy Consultant, Co-Author of LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling), and lover of language