Meet Buddy, a little bird who can fly, catch worms, and even build a nest. But when it come to singing, he is not as good as the rest. Buddy shares his frustrations, learns from his special teacher, and rejoices with everyone in his final triumph. It is a story that parallels the challenges of dyslexia, as well as the path through those challenges.
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About Tessa McEvoy
Tessa McEvoy is a sophomore in college and majoring in animation and illustration. Like children with dyslexia, she has struggled with her own challenges. She had a severe speech impairment that prevented her from speaking until age four and affects her articulation to this day. While her speech was delayed, her artistic interests and talents emerged early. Drawing and creating held her interest for hours even as a preschooler. She enjoys cartooning and has a small origami business. Her origami earrings have been carried in several stores, including the gift shop at the Denver Art Museum. She has won recognition for her art. She runs the award winning comic strip, Space Cadet Wannabe. You can follow her artwork on her Instagram account, World_of_Weirdo. You can find out more about her origami at www.origamibytessa.com. Despite all of her artistic talents, she still wants to be an astronaut.