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Reading books can make children feel 'stupid', says award-winning author

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How to Train Your Dragon has claimed. Award-winning author Cressida Cowell said television and computer games have made children "more visual" than when she was young.

She warned that young people who suffer from dyslexia and are used to watching TV may be put off reading books because they make them feel stupid. "How on earth can you love something that makes you feel stupid?" she added.

The 56-year-old former children's laureate described TV as "incessant" and effortless to watch, while books can be associated with school and make youngsters feel stupid.

Writing in Teach Primary magazine, the author said: "Making a book that a child of today will read with the same amount of pleasure that I read books with when I was a kid is rather trickier than it sounds. "When I was a child, the telly was terrible.

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