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Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite
“David’s ADHD is a work of fiction based on real-world social and medical issues and was penned by author Sherrill S. Cannon with illustrations by Kalpart. In this latest work by the author, who has already published 11 rhyming books on similar themes, we are introduced to classroom member David who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Throughout the book, we learn about the difficulties that David has with staying focused and regulating his behavior so that he can participate in the classroom and make friends. Strategies are shown for success and we see David triumph and become popular and productive through their implementation.
Whilst this is clearly a highly useful picture book for kids with ADHD to come to terms with their own needs and see how potential solutions could work for them, I feel it is also a highly useful book that every child, and indeed many, many adults, should also take a look at to open their eyes to the differences and needs of those around them. David’s situation is far from unique in today’s educational world, and author Sherrill S. Cannon does a great job of displaying all the wonderful options and possibilities that are on offer to help kids like David to concentrate and achieve in the classroom, just in a slightly different way to other people. The illustrations by Kalpart are also really dynamic and friendly, endearing us to the characters and making David’s behavior and feelings even clearer. A highly recommended book for all.”
This perceptive review captures the essence of the book: That is not only for kids with ADHD and their families, but also the friends and classmates affected by some behaviors in the classroom that seem unusual but not prohibitive. Although ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a lot more prevalent now, partly due to early detection and diagnosis, it is increasingly more controllable – inclusion in the classroom is possible!!
After reading one of my stories to a young boy with ADHD, he remarked that he wished there were a story for kids like him… Now there is!!