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  • Keywords
    • impulsive child,
    • inattentive child,
    • ADHD for kids,
    • understanding ADHD,
    • ADHD awareness,
    • neurodiversity,
    • hyperactive

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One of a Kind Kid
A Journey with ADHD
by Nancy Anderson

Being a kid with ADHD can be hard. There are so many things in the world to explore! How can anyone sit still for even a minute? The one-of-a-kind kid has trouble with this, but all his energy makes life so much more interesting. He is great at sports and making friends, and he loves helping others. Some people don’t understand why he acts the way he does, but he knows that he’s loved and he’s trying his best. Author Nancy Anderson based One of a Kind Kid on her own experiences raising a child with ADHD, giving the story a moving authenticity.

"Challenging stereotypes, Nancy Anderson’s picture book One of a Kind Kid is about a boy with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The boy is an empathetic hero—he’s curious about his surroundings and faces common situations in his daily life. His voice is clear and honest; this transparency extends to his thoughts regarding his ADHD-related behaviors and treatment processes, which include medication and doctor visits. The typography is playful, with some terms appearing in different colors and larger print for emphasis. And the illustrations are vibrant, featuring color-blocking and shadowing techniques. Their settings are imaginative; they complement the vastness of the hero’s interests. One of a Kind Kid is an empathetic picture book about a child’s experience with ADHD." ─Foreword Clarion Reviews ★★★★ ""One of Kind Kid" by Nancy Anderson is the story of a little boy living with ADHD. This deceptively simple book gets to the heart of how confusing our society can seem to a child with this diagnosis. His need to keep moving and his desire to meet and help others often clashes with the expectations of adults and the norms of our society. His wise mother helps him focus on his positive attributes while letting go of the seemingly negative. I highly recommend this book to any parent who has a child diagnosed with ADHD. I feel they could benefit from the wisdom this book provides. A child living with ADHD will be able to find a kindred spirit in the main character and hopefully learn to appreciate the positive side of themselves. I also feel this is a book that should be on school library shelves where all children can have access to a book that speaks volumes about acceptance for and of everyone." ─Janet Harwood

Nancy Anderson is the mother of a son who was diagnosed with ADHD at six years old. She advocates for more understanding around ADHD and hopes her book One of a Kind Kid will raise awareness about the disorder and the importance of understanding it. Her goal is to spread a message of awareness and compassion around a condition that affects over a million children and adults in Canada. She currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with her husband, Terry.


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