Fun to Find on Facebook – Winners of the Purple Dragonfly Awards – David’s ADHD!!!
Deadline for Entries for the next year’s awards is May 4th! Please check it out, and enter your books!! (I’ve already entered Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book!) Great contest!!
Thank you to the Top Shelf Awards for a nice Christmas gift! David’s ADHD has won an Finalist Award in the 2020 Awards, listed alphabetically on the announcement page.
This is the 13th Award for David’s ADHD, a children’s book to help teachers, classmates and friends understand ADHD and how to cope with it and include these children into classrooms and lives…Many characters from my previous books can be found in the classroom of kids in this book! (This is also my 92nd Award overall… )
Please check the website for all the winners, listed alphabetically… and Congratulations to my fellow award winners!! There are up to 3 Finalists per category…
Thanks also to my fantastic illustrator, Kalpart.
David’s ADHD was written for a child with ADHD who requested a “book for kids like me”. It is meant to help parents, teachers and children with ADHD understand the diagnosis, and find ways to help inclusion in the classroom.
The following is a lovely description from a parent, who is also an educator, of an ADHD Child...
Another big thank you to Lorilyn Roberts, author and founder of the John 3:16 Marketing Network for her review of David’s ADHD! (See yesterday’s post for her review of the Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book!)
“David’s ADHD by Sherill S. Cannon is an excellent read for kids who struggle with ADHD. I learned more about ADHD in this delightful kids’ picture book and how to help families cope than I thought possible. Most importantly, it’s written so that children can understand the challenges and develop useful strategies for impatience, frustration, and out-of-control impulses.
I believe David’s ADHD would be a great encouragement for everybody involved with ADHD, and it would give me hope that I could make my own child’s life better if I had a son or daughter who struggled with it.
Particular elements of David’s ADHD that I liked included:
The rhyming lines, which make it fun for adults to read to their children.
The colorful and warm drawings
The book follows a three-act set-up: the problem, the journey, and the resolution.
David’s ADHD is timely and relevant.
Elementary school children would be able to read David’s ADHD.
Although I’ve personally not had to deal with ADHD, I have friends who have, and David’s ADHD has given me more empathy for how ADHD affects families and encouraging ways to approach the issue with beneficial outcomes.”
So delighted to discover this morning that David’s ADHD has won an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Readers Favorite Awards! This is the 12th award for David’s ADHD, and my 90th overall award! Great way to begin September…
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite
David’s ADHD is a picture book for children written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. David’s classmates don’t get upset when he acts out in the schoolyard or is hyper in class. They know sometimes he seems frustrated and unable to focus on the teacher and what they are learning. His behavior might have confused them in the past, but they know that David has ADHD. They understand that the camera we all have in our heads works differently in David’s; his focusing lens operates differently. David’s parents had wondered what was happening with their son. They could feel his despair and confusion — and even his rage. Finally, they learned after testing that David had ADHD. And that he wasn’t the only kid who had it. Best of all, they learned that the doctors could show them how to help David wake up his focus.
Sherrill S. Cannon’s David’s ADHD introduces the subject of ADHD to children and their caregivers in a fun and easy-to-read format. The author demystifies what is a confusing and upsetting mode of behavior and shows how caregivers can work with kids like David and help them explore their strengths more fully. I especially liked how the book also includes those kids who have had interactions with kids like David. It clearly explains why they behave as they do and what challenges they face. With that knowledge, kids can learn to empathize with someone they may have avoided in the past. Kalpart’s bright and colorful illustrations chart David’s progress as he consults with his doctor, works on his schedule with his mom and dad, and excels on his computer. I was pleased to learn that medication is not the only treatment for ADHD. David’s ADHD shows that quite clearly in a story that’s accessible to kids and caregivers alike. David’s ADHD is most highly recommended.
Help your child learn about ADHD – to discover ways to cope, as well as understand others…
Make ADHD become All Day Happy Day!
Winner of 11 Awards!
Meet David, one the “Classroom of Kids,” who manages his ADHD with the help of classmates. Friends from previous books are featured. In fact, David has been part of the class for a long time!
The book has received a Gold Medal in the Book Excellence Awards, a Gold Medal in the FAPA President’s Awards, 1st Place in Purple Dragonfly Awards plus HM in another category, two Silver Medals for both Children’s Early Readers and Poetry from Feathered Quill Book awards, Winner of Barefoot Librarian Award as well as Silver Medal for Early Readers from Reviewer’s Choice Awards, a Bronze Medal in the eLit Book Awards, a Story Monsters Approved Winner & a Pinnacle Achievement Award!
Thank you Kalpart for adding the new FAPA Gold Medal Award to the cover of David’s ADHD
Below is a favorite Review:
David’s ADHD – Feathered Quill Review…
By: Sherrill S. Cannon
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Author Sherrill S. Cannon tackles an important and timely subject in her latest children’s book, David’s ADHD.
Readers meet David in his classroom where all the students are attentively listening to their teacher. All the students except David. Instead of listening, David is distracted by his pencil. Throughout the day, David has problems in and out of class. He can’t sit still and he easily gets angry and frustrated. David shoves and plays too rough and his behavior was having an impact on those around him too.
Written in an easy flowing rhyme that children will happily follow along with, the book explains what ADHD is, and how to recognize it in others and themselves:
Everyone thought he was out of control;
His angry resentment was taking its toll.
The kids wouldn’t play with him; he was too rough.
He’d push and he’d shove, and he’d grab at their stuff.
Nobody liked him or wanted him near,
And he seemed to be getting worse, year after year.
David’s ADHD doesn’t sugarcoat the issue, but it also handles the topic with care and understanding. In the story, David’s parents realize that something is wrong so they take their son to the doctor. Once they have a diagnosis, David now has options for dealing with his ADHD. The author explains (all in rhyme) how some people need to take medicine, others find having schedules to follow helps, while still others might have a therapist to teach coping skills.
I was interested in reading/reviewing this book primarily because my son, now grown, was diagnosed with ADHD back in elementary school and I wanted to see how the author would tackle the subject. After reading the book, I suspect Ms. Cannon has worked with children with ADHD because she covered all the issues/solutions surrounding ADHD that we experienced. Those solutions include using a computer keyboard to type out classroom work, to following a strict schedule as well as having simple rules to follow. She also makes it clear that ADHD is something that must be dealt with every day:
He copes with ADHD day after day.
He knows it may possibly not go away.
While presenting all the obstacles surrounding ADHD and ways of treating it, the book stays very positive. Children who may be struggling with ADHD will certainly see themselves in David and be encouraged at how he deals with his anger and hyperactivity. The book is also an excellent tool to teach all schoolchildren about those in their own classroom who may exhibit signs of ADHD so that they can better understand and help their classmates.
Quill says: Another winner from author Sherrill S. Cannon, this time on a topic that impacts so many children, and their families. David’s ADHD should definitely find a place in every school library to help children with ADHD as well as to educate children who know someone with ADHD so that they can better understand, and interact, with their classmate(s). For more information on David’s ADHD, please visit the publisher’s website at: sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon
So thrilled to attend a Zoom Presentation for the Winners of the 2020 FAPA Awards and discover that David’s ADHD was awarded the GOLD Medal in the Children General category.
They had a lovely slide show prepared, having previously requested photos of authors holding their award winning books. The finalists in each category had been announced earlier, but the Award Placements were not revealed until last evening! What fun to find out that David’s ADHD had been awarded the GOLD!!
David’s ADHD has now won 11 awards: David is one the “Classroom of Kids,” who manages his ADHD with the help of classmates. Friends from previous books are featured. In fact, David has been part of the class for a long time! The book has also received a Gold Medal in the Book Excellence Awards, 1st Place in Purple Dragonfly Awards School Issues plus HM in Special Needs/Disability Awareness, two Silver Medals for both Children’s Early Readers and Poetry from Feathered Quill Book Awards, Winner of Barefoot Librarian Award as well as Silver Medal for Early Readers from Reviewer’s Choice Awards, a Bronze Medal in the eLit Book Awards, a Pinnacle Achievement Award, and is a Story Monsters Approved Winner!
ISBN: 978-1-950860-43-2 – $12.50