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Pay Attention, Emily Brown!
     

Pay Attention, Emily Brown!

by Linda Burton
 
If you're the parent of a child with attention issues�ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, or sensory processing disorder�then you'll want to share Pay Attention, Emily Brown! with your child. This fun picture book pairs whimsical illustrations with a mother's poetic pleas as she tries, in vain, to get the attention of her child.

Kids age 4-8

Overview

If you're the parent of a child with attention issues�ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, or sensory processing disorder�then you'll want to share Pay Attention, Emily Brown! with your child. This fun picture book pairs whimsical illustrations with a mother's poetic pleas as she tries, in vain, to get the attention of her child.

Kids age 4-8 will gladly tune in to this book to enjoy Emily Brown�s flights of fancy and the lengths to which her mother goes to get Emily to focus. Wonderful word pictures, from silly to absurd, hold readers' attention, and eye-catching artwork captures each entertaining moment.

Just think, Emmy Brown, for a moment or two�
Suppose that I told you my toes had turned blue?
Suppose that I started to fly overhead?
Or spread candy and presents all over your bed?
If I hung upside down by an arm and a knee
do you think, Emmy Brown, you would listen to me?

Pay Attention, Emily Brown! celebrates the imagination of all children, but especially those whose minds seem to wander a bit more than others, and offers a reminder that humor is both a sanity-saver and relationship-soother.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
Will Emily Brown ever pay attention? Or will she daydream and enchant young readers in this amazing text? Emily Brown looks in, out, up, down, and at a sunbeam. She watches a bird, a bee, and everything else. She flies off to Mars and strolls into town. With each flip of the page, young readers see Emily dive into another adventure—from sliding down mountains to sailing in the sea. The narrator states, "There is one thing I know. You are not here for me!" Finally, the narrator begs the girl, "Please, Emily Brown, pay attention to me!" In this lively and imaginative story, Emily Brown's mother accepts and loves the girl just as she is. The book concludes, "I love you so much, you lovable you." With a fun character and lively illustrations, this book will appeal to young readers and their parents. Young readers will fall in love with Emily Brown and her imaginative activities. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Emily Marjorie Brown is so busy looking out the window, admiring nature, disguising herself, playing video games, and drawing pictures that her mother doubts she is paying attention. "Should I paint myself red? Should I put on a crown? Should I light myself up like a bright Christmas tree?" asks her mother. "Please tell me, Miss Emily, what can I say to turn your attention a little my way?" Of course, in the end, Mom figures out that a hug and a kiss, and her proclamation of love are certainly heard, understood, and appreciated. The computer-generated illustrations are expressive, humorously depicting Emily's active imagination and Mom's frustrations. Unlike David Shannon's No, David (Scholastic, 1998), which explores similar themes of unconditional love, this book will resonate most with parents of children who have difficulty focusing and those who have been diagnosed with an attention deficit.—Rachel Kamin, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606130278
Publisher:
Woodbine House
Publication date:
10/28/2011
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Linda Burton has been, since 1981, the foster, biological, and adoptive mother of children with attentional/behavioral deficits ranging from mild to profound. Now living with her family in Central Illinois, she is a native Virginian.

Carl Burton is an artist with a special interest in experimental animation. He lives and works in New York City.

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