Cover image for The A.D.D. book for kids
The A.D.D. book for kids
Rotner, Shelley.
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Text and photographs explain what it is like to live with A.D.D., or attention-deficit disorder.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 2918.
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RJ506.H9 R685 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
RJ506.H9 R685 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
RJ506.H9 R685 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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A photographic essay designed to help those living with A.D.D. to explain it to others and to help young children experiencing it to feel proud of their successes. Includes quotations from kids who are coping with A.D.D.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 5^-8. This attractive photo-essay helps to explain attention deficit disorder to young listeners. Using quotes from children, The authors describe the behavioral symptoms of the condition (inattentiveness, impulsivity, and disorganization) and note successful coping strategies (working on one task at a time, finding a quiet workspace, and taking medication). While conceding that the condition won't go away, they stress that it is manageable, especially with support from teachers, family, and friends. Crisp, clear, well-chosen photos, a large typeface, and liberal use of bold background colors make for an eye-catching and uncluttered format. A note to parents and teachers and an appended bibliography extend the usefulness of the book. This makes a good choice for the parenting shelf; you may also want an extra copy for the nonfiction shelves. --Kay Weisman

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-A picture book designed to give children with attention deficit disorder the words to explain their condition to themselves and to others. Each page includes a large color photograph usually accompanied by a sentence or two of text. The first half of the book describes some of the symptoms-"Sometimes it's hard to pay attention"-and the result: "My coach is always hollering at me." Next, the author mentions techniques that help-one assignment at a time, a tutor, a quiet corner-each with an appropriate illustration. A note for adults defines the disorder and comments on recent research. The concept is admirable but the simplicity of the language suggests a preschool audience (as do the cover pictures), and conflicts with the interior pictures of older children. Kathleen M. Dwyer's What Do You Mean I Have Attention Deficit Disorder? (Walker, 1996) tells the story of a sixth grader's experience in a less condescending way.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.