From School Library Journal
Grade 2–5—A follow-up to Cory's Stories: A Kid's Book about Living with ADHD (American Psychological Assn., 2004) is a hands-on, how-to book for organizing an ADHD child. Annie is smart but she just can't stay focused on anything so she is always behind in class. With the help of her parents and teacher, she learns how to organize her work and is given other tips for completing her assignments. The book offers 10 easy-to-follow steps that begin with a clean, organized desk at school and a quiet, organized work space at home, and end with a signed reward contract. The in-between steps include secret reminders to focus, find a study buddy, set a goal, and have a daily planner and a homework folder. Comical color illustrations and a conversational tone explain that a youngster with ADHD is neither dumb nor an incurable behavioral problem. With the numbers of children diagnosed with ADHD growing, it is important for all of those affected to understand the condition. An extensive note for adults is included. This is an excellent resource for school libraries, professional collections, and parenting collections, and a great shared read for parent and child.—Wanda Meyers-Hines, Loudoun County Public Schools, Ashburn, VA
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