My Wandering Dreaming Mind [hc]
Written by Merriam Sarcia Saunders & illustrated by Tammie Lyon [OH]
Why does my mind fly to the sky, and think of fairies and mermaids and frogs? I wish it would just stay put and help me do my homework and listen and remember.
Sadie feels like her thoughts are soaring into the clouds and she can’t bring them back down to earth. She has trouble paying attention, which makes keeping track of schoolwork, friends, chores, and everything else really tough. Sometimes she can only focus on her mistakes. When Sadie talks to her parents about her wandering, dreaming mind, they offer a clever plan to help remind Sadie how amazing she is. Includes a note to parents and caregivers with more information on ADHD, self-esteem, and helping children focus on the positives. 32 pages
"Like many young people with attention and executive-function deficits, Sadie is plagued by low self-esteem as a result of her symptoms. Fortunately, her parents help her to see how her struggles can sometimes be great gifts. For instance, she daydreams because she is imaginative and gets easily distracted because she is curious. Though this reframing does not make her issues magically disappear, the positive scaffold provides a hopeful launch pad for progress." -Kirkus Reviews (Ages 4-7)
April 14, 2020