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

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Spencer Allen Douglassyknown as "Sparky" for his red hairy is lively a nd smart and has a great sense of humor. He also has ADD (Attention De ficit 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 a nd downs in his journal, he's figuring out how to "manage his wiggles and keep all of his giggles." Told in a first person diary format, Sp arky's week-in-the-life 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. The authors have extensive personal and professional experience in the field. Sparky will appeal to both child ren and adults and offer comfort, humor, and solid advice.

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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: 636,943
  • 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!

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Good book

    It was a good book for a short read

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