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Twelve-year-old Westin Hopper gets in trouble—a lot. At home, at school, at his grandparents’ house. . . . His ADHD always seems to mess with his brain, making him do impulsive things. So when Westin finds a magic bag that makes his thoughts come alive, he thinks it’s the ticket to fixing his life. Instead, his wandering brain strikes again, conjuring up a mini T. rex, an army of headless plastic men, and a six-inch Thor. Now they all live in his bedroom, eating lunchmeat, wreaking havoc, and growing. And Westin doesn’t know how to make them go away. He enlists his fellow social outcast, Lenora, to help him make things right. Lenora helps Westin realize that his talent for drawing could be the key to solving his problems. If Westin can focus while drawing, maybe he can learn to control the magic and get rid of the creatures in his room. But he’d better learn quickly. Tiny T is growing—and fast.
Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT is the author of the picture books MY WHIRLING, TWIRLING MOTOR and MY WANDERING, DREAMING MIND, both affirming stories about children with ADHD. She became a psychotherapist because she wanted to help kids and grownups with ADHD and Autism. She loves to write kids’ book for the same reason! Merriam and her husband live in Northern California with their three kids who are big now, one silly lab and a tiny chihuahua with no teeth. This is her first novel.
Interest Level: Grades 3-6
Reading Level: Grades 3-5