|About the Book|
Lillian Harris was born March 5, 2004 in St. Louis, MO and resides in Granite City, IL with her parents and sister and brother. Lillian was born 8 weeks premature and weighed 3 pounds, 9 ounces at birth. She was a little fighter, as tiny as she was,MoreLillian Harris was born March 5, 2004 in St. Louis, MO and resides in Granite City, IL with her parents and sister and brother. Lillian was born 8 weeks premature and weighed 3 pounds, 9 ounces at birth. She was a little fighter, as tiny as she was, daily gaining weight and finally coming home from the hospital weighing 4 pounds, 6 ounces.Lillian was diagnosed with Dyslexia while in the 2nd grade. She struggles with reading and writing, but she knows that if she tries her best and asks for help that she will be successful. When asked what her favorite subject in school is she always answers Reading.Lillian has always loved school and playing school. She is that kid that can go to school for 6 hours a day, go to an hour of tutoring after school, and then be found after dinner playing school in her pretend school room in the basement of her house. Her teaching styles have changed over the years depending on the characteristics of her current classroom teacher. Her parents always know what goes on in her classrooms at school because she will come home and play it out in her own pretend classroom.Lillian has always loved writing stories for her school and for play. In 2012, the book she wrote, The Lost Ladybug, for Young Authors was chosen as a State of Illinois winner. Although she has to have the books proofread and grammatically corrected after she phonetically writes her stories, she has such a wide imagination and gift for being creative.This book was written for the 2013 Young Authors. Lillian wanted to write about a dog and how one might be able to help children in her school. After much brainstorming, she chose to write about her own daily struggles and challenges with having dyslexia and how a dog might make things a little easier for her if she had one in her classroom.