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Sparky's Excellent Misadventures: My A. D. D. Journal by Me (Sparky) / Edition 1

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Overview

Spencer Allen Douglass -- known as &#34Sparky" for his red hair&#151is lively and smart and has a great sense of humor. He also has ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), which can make life exciting, or a real pain! With a little help from his family and school, and by writing about his ups and downs in his journal, he's figuring out how to &#34manage his wiggles and keep all of his giggles."

Told in a first&#45person diary format, Sparky's week&#45in&#45the&#45life tale is optimistic and fun, and includes many valuable insights and ideas that can help kids with ADD and ADHD gain more control of their lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Phyllis Carpenter is an elementary school teacher with more than 20 years of professional and personal experience with children and ADD. Marti Ford is a long -- time advocate in the school system for children with ADD, as well as a leader and liaison in parent -- teacher and parent -- school board associations. Both authors live in Las Vegas, Nevada, with their families.

ILLUSTRATOR BIOGRAPHY: A professional illustrator for 15 years, Peter Horjus traces his career back to doodling in his own journals as a boy. He lives in Dan Diego, California.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557986061
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 360,737
  • Age range: 5 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.94 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2000

    Sparky Speaks To The Heart

    Sparky's Excellent Adventures should be a required reading for all educators, parents and grade school children. It touched me emotionally more than any other children's book. It speaks to the pain and to the joy of living with ADD (attention deficit disorder). Sparky addresses the heart, and enlightens the mind, unlike any medical or professional description.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2000

    Charming Story

    What a wonderful way to share information and to find help for ADD. Children can identify with Sparky. Anyone with ADD should read this story. Also, it is a great book for all teachers to read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Highly recommend - any kid can relate!

    My son is 6 years old and has ADHD. He definitely could relate to Sparky. I agree that this book should be on the required reading list for parents, teachers, children (with or without ADD) and psychologists/therapists/etc. It is an easy read, ever for my 1st grader. He enjoyed the story and could relate to almost everything that happened to Sparky. I heard a lot of "that's like me, mom". Thank you for such a great book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Good book

    It was a good book for a short read

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