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Hi, It's Me!

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This book offers insights into the world of ADHD. This would be a great conversation starter to share with a class to help them understand each other better.
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This is a cute little book really great for explaining ADHD to children and parents alike. I really loved the lists of helpful advice for the kids and parents/teachers at the end of the book. Looking forward to sharing this book with the parents and teachers in my life.
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This book, these "high need" books, these are so welcome to see!

5 stars, well done for young children either needing to feel self acceptance, or for other children needing to know there is such a thing as ADHD and what does that exactly mean.

This should be in every kindergarten and childcare setting, and should be in the home of any child with ADHD, and should be gifted to their cousins and friends if the diagnosis is discussed outside the home.

Perfection in simple form.  Now someone get creating for every age group, these are needed works.

Thank you to NetGalley and to Purple Butterfly Press for the ARC for review.  Honest review given.
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, "Hi, It's Me" offers an insight into the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences of a child dealing with the many challenges of ADHD.
I think this book is a very insightful and practical book for parents, teachers, children and psychologists. 
This is a really great book which helps to open conversations with a child or a group of children who may have or know someone who has a learning difficulty.
I am often asked for recommendations for books for children with ADHD in work and I am delighted to have found this because I think it will be so useful to many parents and their children. 
Thank you to Netgalley for my copy of this book.
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I love the simplistic language used within the story. This would be a wonderful book to incorporate into the initial therapeutic process with children who are recently diagnosed and helping them to recognize their bodies. I especially appreciated how the language used in the story is straight and to the point for adults and children. The examples were relatable and applicable for children I often work with.
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I am a big fan of books that help kids define their feelings. I thought the author did present different situations that were all shown in a positive light. However, I don't think the author ignored the frustration level one is faced with living with ADHD. .I was confused who your target audience would be. A child with ADHD for sure, but it almost seemed like the poetry took away from the content that needed to be shared. There were gaps in the comprehension that made the book seem like it was for a counselor to read and discuss with a newly diagnosed ADHD child.  I always look at these books and think if I can picture examples in my classroom who have been diagnosed. with ADHD. I kept thinking topics were touched on but needed to be explained.  I am wondering if the book would have been more powerful if the tips in the back of the book were written in the book maybe as a 2nd chapter. I thought the tips were great and wonder if the audience who need to read that part would ever see it? When in fact, that part should have more importance than it received.
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This book was well written and illustrated. As a special education teacher I will use this book to help my students understand some of the feelings they may have. Well worth the read!
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Although I don't think I could adapt a lesson for this book, I can certainly think of how I could use it individually with my students who have been diagnosed with ADHD. I absolutely loved the tips in the back of the book and appreciate that there are tips for both students AND for parents/educators. 

I know that sometimes when students are diagnosed with something, they feel "different." This book could be a great tool in normalizing their feelings and normalizing their ADHD diagnosis. I liked that it focused on the main character's strengths when so many times we focus only on the difficulties they encounter.
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Children who get diagnosed with ADHD may not understand what that means. They don’t know why people get frustrated with their fast topic changes and fidgeting. Hi, It’s Me! I have ADHD can help explain to kids what they are experiencing.

Though this is a short book, it can be a big help to kids who have been told they have ADHD. It will help them to see that ADHD doesn’t have to be a weight they carry around, but that it can be useful for them. It changes the way kids see and react to having ADHD. Kids can see that they do not have to be ashamed of having ADHD.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
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Hi, It's Me! I Have ADHD is a great, educational source to explain ADHD to children. I really like that they also included adventurous, determined, hyper-focused and dreamer as the description to ADHD. This might be a diagnosis but it doesn't need to be a label. Children (and adults!) with ADHD can have very productive lives and not be stigmatized by ADHD.

The author includes tips in the back: from the author (who has ADHD) and from teachers and educators of students who have ADHD. These are super helpful and really interesting to read about, since I have many friends and worked with kids who have ADHD.

If parents and educators used this book to explain to kids why they now have these special letters given to them, I think this could be an excellent source of learning and understanding! 

The illustrations in this book are unique and not a style I see too often. However, I think it works really well. It stands out in a good way and pulled my attention to the pictures. 

Overall, this is a great, resourceful book!

Four out of five stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and Purple Butterfly Press for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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There's a lot to appreciate about a book like Hi, It's Me! I Have ADHD by Katelyn Mabry and illustrated by her brother, J. Charles Friedel. For the amount of time I spend with kids and people who have ADHD, you'd think I would have come across more books like this for children in my lifetime, but Mabry's is actually the first I've found. I think this says something to the importance of this book's topic in how it relates to children's experience with it.

Many kids' first experience with anything regarding acknowledging ADHD is with a diagnosis. I think it's amazing that a book like this exists. Its main goal seems to be education and relatability.  Children will be able to see themselves within the words and images of this book and some parents will be able to connect with their kids in a way that they haven't been able to before. This book is fantastic on its own, but the fact that there is a tips section for kids and parents at the end of it makes it that much better.

The only thing that I, personally, felt worked against this book a little book was the fact that I didn't really care for the artwork. While I think it's brilliant and really cool when siblings are able to collaborate together on something such as a book like this, but I just didn't like it. There are odd moments when the girl who is featured throughout has exaggerated and oddly drawn eyes to the point that she almost looks kind of creepy.

This is, ultimately, only a small thing, but I wasn't a fan. Still, I don't think it's the sort of thing that takes a lot away. In fact, the great thing about the artwork is the fact that it's big and bright, something that children love in their stories.

I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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I received an electronic copy from Purple Butterfly Press through NetGalley.
Mabry explains ADHD - love the new meaning for the words provided at the beginning. She takes readers through various scenarios as experienced by the young girl with ADHD. The soft focus illustrations support the text and bring out the feelings. Tips for children and adults and other activities are included at the end of the book. 
Terrific book for families who want to help a child understand what's happening and for groups to build empathy and understanding.
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This was a super cute book that helps bring ADHD to a kids level. It brought it down to where they can understand why their body may  be different. My 8 year old is struggling with this - and it was a great resource for it. It allowed him to not feel like an outcast. He understood it's just the way h e was wired. 

Well written, great for informative resource

Thank you to netgalley and the author for allowing me to be a part of this book.
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I am all for any book that helps a child learn they are not alone.
This book allows teachers and counselors to present and informative text to students.  
It helps the student with ADHD understand and also helps students in class understand.
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Being a primary school teacher and having taught many children with ADHD over the years, this book is a breath of fresh air. 
It makes the condition less ‘scary’ by offering simple yet helpful and informative information in bite size chunks which cuts out all of the jargon and goes directly to what parents, teachers and children themselves what to know. I will be recommending this book to parents and pupils coming to terms with their diagnosis.
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        Do you have ADHD?  Does your child have ADHD?  Does your brother or sister have ADHD?  Does your friend have ADHD?  Do you have students in your class with ADHD?   If you answered yes then you should read this book.  In fact even if you answered no you should read this book. It turns much of what you know about ADHD on its head. . The author, who has ADHD herself helps to redefine  ADHD  as A  adventurous  D determined  H hyperfocused  D dreamer.  Using rhyming text and bright illustrations that exemplify each situation this book takes the reader through  many of the issues that arise for the person with ADHD on a regular basis.  At the same time the author shares tools she has used to celebrate who she is.  On the last few pages of the book she offers tips for those with ADHD, their parents and teachers.  Most importantly is recognizing the gifts of ADHD..

     The book is geared for children  ages 5 - 9.  It is great to know that the author reaches out to the community online and through workshops as well.
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Wow. This book really hit home for me. As an adult with ADHD, this book really described my feelings and a lot of the way my brain works. This book was really impressive, both in the way it described ADHD and in the illustrious and colorful pictures. I loved the rhyming format of the book, which can help children with ADHD understand what they have and why they are different, and help their peers without ADHD understand them and the way their brains work. I feel like many children could relate to some of the feelings the girl in the book experiences and I feel like this book is a good conversation starter into feelings and the different ways children learn and see the world. I also enjoyed the tips in the back of the book, which can help children and their parents deal with ADHD.
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This is a picture book for kids with ADHD and their families. It follows a little girl, explaining how she thinks and feels and processes things. A great book to give children the tools to talk to their parents, teachers and others around them about why they are behaving in a certain way. The illustrations leave a little bit to be desired but I still thought this was a wonderful and informative book.
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I requested and received an e-ARC of this book from NetGalley and Purple Butterfly Press in exchange for an honest review.

At times I found the illustrations in this book quite frenetic which I guess is the point since the author is trying to convey what it is like to have ADHD.  This book would be a great resource for kids, parents, and teachers to help them understand the feelings and thoughts that children with ADHD have.  

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Wonderful little book to help children with ADHD have a better understanding of themselves and their feelings. Helps them to see that they might have a different way of thinking that might make things more difficult but there are things that can help. Goes a long way to reassure a child that they are truly unique and valuable!! Builds the child's confidence as well!
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