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Hi, It's Me!

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Growing up with ADHD was not always an easy road as it was still such an unknown diagnosis and many believed it wasn’t a brain abnormality. I was unsure how to overcome this hurdle with my children and this book was fantastic. It helped me explain facets of ADHD to my son in a way that didn’t make him feel less than. I will refer to it anytime I feeL lost.
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This book is a fantastic introduction to ADHD for children, their families, friends and teachers. This simple book gives an insight into the mind of a child with ADHD from an author who has grown up with the condition. I thought the lighthearted and simplistic format of the book was brilliant as it allows a child to connect and understand the contents of the book just as well as an adult. The book explains some of the thoughts a child with ADHD may have and provides them support and comfort by reminding them that they are not alone. It also gives some pointers of things (like fidget toys) that may help a child to focus. 

In addition to the story, the additional pages for the adults are helpful.  The author includes some tips on helping raise children with ADHD.  Also a brief summary about her struggles growing up with the disorder and how it impacted her life and why she wrote this book. The book ends with tips for children and adults which would be perfect for any caretakers or friends of somebody with the condition.

I think this would be a very good learning tool for all adults that have contact with children who may have the condition to provide a basic introduction. It would also be a great learning tool for other children to understand the condition more.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book to read and providing me with the opportunity to give my own, honest opinion.
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A great introduction to ADHD for young children, their families, friends and teachers. This simple book gives an insight into the mind of a child with ADHD from an author with a diagnosis herself. In a simple format, it explains some of the thoughts a child may have and reminds them that they are not alone. It also gives some pointers of things (like fidget toys) that may help a child to focus. The book ends with tips for children and adults.
This is one I would definitely consider using in class to develop empathy with those who might appear to behave differently to them.

I received an eARC of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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A super little guide for children and adults to understand a bit more about what it’s like for a child with ADHD.
I found this to be a really useful little handbook; it gives an insight into why a child might behave a certain way, but is written in a Child friendly way and is not an in depth study of the condition.
It’s simple, straightforward and just highlights a few of the common signs you’d see, giving a quick explanation for it. 
I’d use this in class with key stage 1&2 as a PHSE lesson about. Hypothetical child, to give the class an understanding without singling our individuals. 

At the end you can find hints and tips for children and adults.
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This is a great book for kids and even adults about ADHD. I will be buying my nephew this book and one or two for the school library that I work at. Fantastic!
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This is a very simple children's book to read to a child who has been diagnosed with ADHD.  The writer of the book was diagnosed herself with ADHD, so I appreciate that she is coming from personal experience as well.  The book is very lighthearted and touches in a minimalist way that a child would be able to connect to.  I thought it was really well done.  

In addition to the story, the additional pages for the adults are helpful.  She includes some tips on helping raise children with ADHD.  Also a brief summary about her struggles growing up with the disorder and how it impacted her life and why she wrote this book.

Overall, kudos to a smart, sweet yet specific book, where more children's books are needed on this topic!

*Thank you to Purple Butterfly Press (Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles) via NetGalley for providing me with the digital copy!
Publication date: 1.14.2020
DRC provided: 5.29.2020
Review date: 5.31.2020
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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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