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ADHD and Me

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This was a simplistic book with a neurodiverse main character. It is a picture book ideal for classrooms. It is written like a social story but generalised rather than specific to a child. It would be a good starting point for teachers who want to write a social story.
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I'm going to be honest: Growing up in my town, ADHD was treated as a problem for kids when parents didn't want to pay attention to them. It was always some cover up and teachers always led us to believe that. It wasn't treated like an actual problem in the eyes of children. We were told that these kids didn't get to run around and couldn't pay attention because their parents wouldn't pay attention to them. And, maybe part of that was true (you never know the background and history that goes on in someone's home), but it wasn't the honest answer. Having books that give you an actual insight into what ADHD does is important. My partner has ADHD, so books like this open my eyes to what was taught REALLY WRONG way back in my childhood.

Anywho - this book does a good job.

This book follows an eight year old girl's life while she experiences ADHD. She's unique, she's special and it's just how she lives. It does point out that this can be difficult and a disability for many, but it also shows that people can manage it and make a good life. There's no reason why ADHD needs to be the end of the world - you're just different. 

The different sized fonts threw me off a lot. I feel like there is a purpose, but it looked goofy having different font styles and font types. I am under the impression it's to give off the "feel" of ADHD - which is my benefit of the doubt. There has to be a reason. If there isn't, then it's kind of dumb.

I did like the water colour illustrations. Those were fancy! 

Three out of five stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and Lulu Press for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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This book is important. So many children struggle with ADHD, including some of my closest friends, and I think the over arching theme of even though your different doesn’t mean your alone is so beautiful. The illustrations were not my favorite but I loved the message of this book, it should be a staple in our classrooms!
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A story of one girl's experience with ADHD. A gentle introduction meant to spur discussions. A great resource.

Thanks NetGalley
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I love this book! I think we need to talk more about neurodiverse learners and how we can listen to them and best support them. This book about Malory does that well! Also, the illustration is so colorful and lovely.

(I received an ARC from Netgalley)
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

ADHD and Me is a beautiful watercolour illustrated picture book for children who have ADHD to help them understand just how unique, special and loved they are being themselves. 
I lived how this book showed the negative sides many people don't even think of with children with ADHD such as the medication they take and how it can stop them eating, make them sick, give them tummy ache etc and how isolated, embarrassed and alone these children can often feel because they are different.
This book was beautifully written and is a breath of fresh air to see books about this subject for children nit just for their parents/carers.
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I love the concept of this book and the child-friendly way it explains what life is like for children like Malory with ADHD. 
The title is helpfully clear, and will make it easier for parents and educators alike to find when looking for resources about ADHD.
The watercolour style illustrations were delightful and dreamy, and I liked the way different sizes of text were used to emphasise different words, although I do wish the larger emotion words were in a different font, as I suspect the one chosen will be quite difficult for many children to read for themselves.
Overall, a great resource and hopefully one lots of children will be able to see themselves in.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Lulu Press for an early release copy in exchange for an honest review! 

As someone who was also diagnosed with ADHD as a child, I found this book to be really relatable and I wish this book existed when I was younger. It was such an easy book to read and the watercolor illustrations were absolutely gorgeous! It is also great that this book was told through the eyes of the child main character and I believe that this will be an amazing resource for children to read and learn more about ADHD. :)
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Wonderful watercolors illustrate this adorable book exploring a young girl named Malory and her frustrations with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Seriously, the watercolors are gorgeous enough, I felt a little distracted myself!

Labels and diagnoses are scary and sometimes leave one feeling icky. It's hard to feel a good and unique kind of special when there's already a stigma around the term "special". Malory's parents do a great job of supporting her and making sure she knows she's perfect just the way she is, even if school and other places might misunderstand or question her activity levels and ability to focus. They teach her that different doesn't equal bad and embrace her uniqueness.

As a side note: I'm a little confused by the use of a cursive font in a children's book. Even sparingly, it makes little sense. My sons are grown and I know they didn't learn to read cursive in school twenty years ago.
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I loved the watercolor illustrations and the concept of the book.  I appreciated the inclusion of symptoms as well as coping strategies.  I think the layout missed an opportunity.  I found the decision to enlarge certain words, ironically, distracting.
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This is a really nice and really sweet book about a little girl who is different from the peers around her. Its quite refreshing and I enjoyed this book it. I could really relate to the main character and I liked the way that the parents had made out to her that she was different but in a good way, when so many other children with ADHD are made out to be villains for the condition itself such as attention seeking behaviour etc doing it this way made me see how much easier it was for her to explain to other people and other kids why she approaches and deals with stuff differently. But is still treated like anyone else by her parents who love her for individuality despite her differences.

I like that its for kids so that kids can have awareness but also for adults too. We all need awareness on these things to change the way we look at conditions like ADHD especially in women and girls so that like many before them they dont slip through the net but they get the help they need.

With thanks to Netgalley for this free ARC in return for my honest review but also to the author who has given a voice to so many ADHD children by writing this piece.
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This book writes about the experience of having ADHD from the child's perspective -- and while repeating over and over that it is totally okay to have ADHD. This helps to fill a much needed gap in children's literature, especially around picture books. There are very few picture books about the neurodiverse experience written from the perspective of the neurodiverse individual. I can see my own son reading this book and remembering that he is not alone.

I do wish they had not done the "Why does she have to take medicine!" because medicine can make some ADHD kids feel more themselves. I appreciate talking about the journey to find the right medicine, because I know that is something that is also not talked about much, especially not with kids. 

I did have some trouble with the typography. I understand the cursive and large letters were used for emphasis, but I wish they would have used a different font. This will not be readable to many elementary students. I also think the contrast between the white page and the light yellow font can be very hard to read as well.
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This is a sad and sweet picture book that is a wonderful way for readers to see what ADHD is like for some. I am happy I got the chance to review this book as several of my closest relatives have ADHD.
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This is a lovely book with the message that everyone is different and we should love ourselves and others for who they are. The illustrations were a delight.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for my copy.
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Delicately illustrated with touching words which would help all children to understand some of the thought processes and actions of one view point of ADHD. It's lovely to have a girl as the main character as often ADHD is represented minimally through girls in stories and press. I really enjoyed the changes in font size and style through the book, although I do wonder if the contrast with the yellow font may be a little tricky to read for anyone with visual impairments. 
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This is a children's book about 8 year old Malory, who has learning differences.  The book shows the people around her helping her to enjoy her life, even though she sometimes struggles with her feelings and has some physical challenges due to her having ADHD.  The illustrations in the book are unique and pretty and the text is simple enough for a child to understand.  This book will help children with ADHD understand themselves better and it will show them that they can ask for help when they need it and that they can still live a good life even with their differences.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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This is the book I needed when growing up. As a girl with ADD, I never once saw myself represented. Any time ADD was talked about (which wasn’t often), it was always with boys. The author does a great job of explaining ADD in a kid friendly way. The illustrations are colorful and engaging. This would perfectly fit in a discussion about disability.
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This book is great for helping others to understand ADHD but not so good to read with those with ADHD as it's so personalised.
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I liked this book but didn’t love it. 

It seemed a little bit too comprehensive.  Like it was tryi to get a little bit too much into the book. 

I wasn’t in love with the illustrations but they painted an effective picture of what was being portrayed. 

I’m not sure about the italic words the sentences contained but on the whole, the message the book portrays is very good.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for gifting me this arc in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
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Thanks to the publishers for sharing this one. It's nice to find a book about a girl with ADHD when many people still think it only affects girls. I thought the story was very well told and the illustrations were beautiful. My full review appears on Weekend Notes.
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