Shelley, the Hyperactive Turtle

Shelley, the Hyperactive Turtle

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by Deborah Moss, Carol Schwartz
     
 

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When first published in 1989, Shelley, the Hyperactive Turtle was one of the first children's books about AD/HD. Ever since, it's been a favorite among kids, families, teachers, and therapists who all seem to enjoy the antics of this impulsive, wiggly, and mischievous turtle. Woodbine House is pleased to publish a second edition of our bestselling children's book,

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When first published in 1989, Shelley, the Hyperactive Turtle was one of the first children's books about AD/HD. Ever since, it's been a favorite among kids, families, teachers, and therapists who all seem to enjoy the antics of this impulsive, wiggly, and mischievous turtle. Woodbine House is pleased to publish a second edition of our bestselling children's book, with an updated storyline, and some adorable new illustrations. The cover is new as well, showing Shelley atop his skateboard. The story follows Shelley through some bumpy times at school, on the bus, and with other kids. His worried mother takes him to the doctor, where she and Shelley answer a lot of questions about his behavior, and he plays with puzzles and blocks?-activities that a child would typically experience during an AD/HD evaluation. After Shelley is diagnosed, the doctor recommends therapy and medication to help control his AD/HD. Shelley, the Hyperactive Turtle continues to be a popular, reassuring story for young children who are going through the diagnostic process or who are having problems behaving at school or making friends because of AD/HD.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Nelson DeWald
Shelley, a hyperactive turtle, struggles with sitting still at school, throwing food at lunch, and getting sent to the principal's office. Shelley even has problems making friends outside of school and being yelled at by his parents. When Shelley's turtle parents are at their wits end, they take Shelley to the doctor, who diagnoses Shelley as hyperactive and having ADHD. Shelley's subsequent treatment involves telling Shelley what a good boy he is, sending Shelley to a therapist, and prescribing medication to Shelley. After visiting the doctor, Shelley is no longer sad, especially "because at last he knew that everyone did not think he was bad." The story remains light and uncomplicated throughout: Moss does not even explain the ADHD abbreviation (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). A potentially helpful book for parents as they explain the necessity for therapy or medication to their hyperactive children. Moss simplifies a complex problem in this shiny-happy book with a fairy tale ending about a widespread but touchy subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890627751
Publisher:
Woodbine House
Publication date:
02/06/2006
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
20
Sales rank:
727,038
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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Shelley, the Hyperactive Turtle 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My six year old son was recently diagnosed with provisional ADHD and anxiety with OCD features. When his therapist first introduced him to this book, he said he felt just like Shelley. It helped him put into words how he feels "jumpy and wiggly" inside. This book is excellent for letting young children with similar diagnoses know that they are not alone.