Brilliantly crafted ADHD book for kids and not only.
Blurb: “From thinking fast, to thinking slow, from feeling high, to feeling low; this busy child wishes adults could see inside her head.
Based on the author's personal experience with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, "Hi, It's Me" shares the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences of a child dealing with the many challenges of ADHD.
Offering insight into the world of ADHD and presenting a list of tips and a printable coloring/journal pages; this rhyming picture book helps children struggling with ADHD feel empowered. It lets kids know that the diagnosis does NOT define them and that there are so many gifts beneath the diagnosis. It communicates that they can find peace knowing they're not alone in how they think and feel.”
This book impresses the reader not only through meaningful words but some amazing illustrations. This is one of the best descriptions I have read for ADHD - “A stands for Adventurous, D stands for Determined, H stands for Hyper-focused, D stands for Dreamer.”
The author was diagnosed with ADHD when she was ten. This and her professional background gave her the ability to deliver a really fun book that will be a pleasure to be read by any child. Children will be able to better understand themselves and to realize that they are special and not at all alone. There is nothing wrong with being an Adventurous Determined Hyper-focused Dreamer. On the contrary, ADHD kids are lively, intelligent, fun and creative. From what I can see, this book may be read by the child alone or together with their parents. Often we can’t explain how we feel. Children with ADHD have a harder time with this as there is so much going on inside them, they feel that they are different than others, they just don’t know why or how to put those feelings into words. In case you struggled to communicate with your ADHD child, use this book as a discussion opener. I’m sure it will help. ADHD doesn’t have to be a negative diagnosis if the family members, close friends, relatives, peers choose to accept it and those who have it for who they are and how wonderful they are.
At the end of the book, the author offers few tips for children, parents, and teachers delivered in a simple, yet profound way. I wish this book will reach the hands of all the kids with ADHD, their parents, the teachers, but also other kids to help them understand their buddies better.
PS: In my mission towards acceptance and understanding of ADHD, I'm always happy to see new authors and books supporting the cause.
My rating: 5/5.
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Educational and ingenious read.
What to do when you want the time to past fast? But wait! At the same time, you want it to pass slow. Fast for someone, and slow for someone else. Hmmm. Confused? I’m sure not if you remember you have once learned about the theory of relativity. Don’t you remember it? Well, perhaps it wasn't explained to you in a way that could be easily understood and remembered. In this little book beautifully illustrated, the author does to the reader just this. Starman Jones, the main character, explains this theory to his dog in a fun and simple way. At the end of the book, there is also a small glossary that could be really useful especially for younger readers.
This is the first book in the series. I expect the author to deal in the same way other scientific theories we have learned in school but never saw the fun in it or even worse, never could have actually understood them.
Type of reader: Middle graders and YA or for parents to read with their children.
My rating: 5/5.
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