Sparky’s Excellent Misadventures: My A.D.D. Journal by Me (Sparky)

Sparky invites readers into his journal and inside the mind of an ADD child.

Sparky’s Excellent Misadventures: My A.D.D. Journal by Me (Sparky)

Activity

After reading this book, encourage your child to write down how he feels about having ADD. Keeping a journal allows children to sort through their thoughts and feelings without judgment from others. I’ve read, with permission, a few of my students’ private journals and gained a deeper understanding of them through their writing.

by Phyllis Carpenter and Marti Ford
Magination Press, $8.95; for ages 5–11
Purchase Sparky's Excellent Misadventures

This funny, optimistic story is written like a diary.

Sparky, a.k.a. Spencer Allen Douglass, uses his journal to write about his life(he takes pills to “fix his wiggles”) and confide his secret thoughts (“I didn’t know the store made pills to fix MY stuff!”). The book brings the reader inside the mind of an ADD child, as he learns how to cope with his condition.

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