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Shelley, the Hyperactive Turtle

By Deborah M. Moss, Carol Schwartz (Illustrator), Ed McGuinness (Illustrator), Shannon Denton (Illustrator), Pete Woods (Illustrator), Chris Wilbert, Glenn Barr & Kevin Nowlan
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Pages   22
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.75" Height: 7.5"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Library Binding
Release Date   Feb 28, 2006
Publisher   Woodbine House
Age  4-7
ISBN  1890627755  
EAN  9781890627751  

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Item Description...
After getting into trouble by not paying attention, Shelley the turtle is diagnosed with AD/HD and his behavior improves.

Publishers Description
The newly revised and updated edition of this perennial favorite children's book about a turtle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). A new cover, some new illustrations and an updated storyline help to assure the book's continued popularity Shelley's no slow turtle; no matter how hard he tries he can't sit still. He tries to be good, but gets into trouble for being disruptive at school or breaking things at home. Shelley begins to stay in his shell most of the time, feeling bad about himself. His mother takes him to the doctor to find out if something's wrong. In the new edition, the doctor watches Shelley do puzzles and play with blocks and he asks Shelley's mom lots of questions about her son's behavior at home and school, even how well he sleeps and eats. This information helps the doctor diagnose Shelley's ADHD. Shelley begins to take medicine and talks to a therapist about what makes him feel sad or angry. He feels calmer and happier, finds more friends, and at last knows that everyone doesn't think he's a bad little turtle. The second edition continues to be a reassuring story for young kids who've been diagnosed with AD/HD and a useful book to share at school.

From The Book Jacket
The newly revised and updated edition of a perennial favorite children's book about a turtle who learns that he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD).

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More About Deborah M. Moss, Carol Schwartz, Ed McGuinness, Shannon Denton, Pete Woods, Chris Wilbert, Glenn Barr & Kevin Nowlan

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Deborah Moss was inspired to write SHELLEY when her son was diagnosed with ADHD at age six. At the time there were no books available that helped explain AD/HD to young children so she decided to write her own. She lives with her family in Springdale, Arkansas.

Deborah Moss currently resides in Springdale.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Wake up - Drugging your Children is not the answer  May 17, 2008
Came across this book at the library the other day and was truly horrified. It amazes me that pharmaceutical companies have convinced doctors, parents, and teachers, that any child exhibiting any sign of hyperactivity or independence should be drugged into submission. People, they are using a cute little animal to convince you to drug your children - listen to the little voice inside your head that tells you that something is very wrong with this picture. The human race has somehow survived for thousands of years without needlessly drugging children. Instead of drugging them, change their situation - stop bombarding them with TV, media, junk food, sugar, etc. and see if that changes anything. You and they may just start feeling better.

I was a very active/hyperactive child and surely would have been drugged by my teachers when I was in school in the 70s if they could have gotten away with it - I however somehow made it through high school, college, and a masters degree without little white pills. Think about it.
This was not a good fit for our situation  Apr 14, 2008
This is a good book and has a good message but is not the right book for my son. He is a 1st grader and recently diagnosed ADHD. And even after extensive testing they say he is borderline and is only a 50/50 chance that is what is causing his lack of attention. Hard to tell if he is just a high energy boy who is young for his grade and therefore a little more imature. Time will tell.

But again this book didn't fit for us so I never ended up reading to him. He is doing great academically and socially. Only issue is with sitting still and getting independent work done. And with this book I didn't want to introduce him to the idea or worry of other potential problems that aren't part of his experience.

Still trying to find a book for children that introduces the concept and basic ideas about AD/HD without seeming like the child is doing something bad or something is wrong with them.
Outstanding book for introducing ADHD to your child  Jan 1, 2008
This is a great book to use as a discussion springboard. My daughter immediately identified with the "Hyperactive Turtle" in the book. The discussions that followed the reading of the book were priceless. This also helped her understand that she was not the only kid with ADHD. I would suggest this book for kids ages 6 to 9 and for reading with a parent. The book is an easy read for a child, but the parent's involvement is crucial as there will most likely be plenty of questions! This is a good thing!
Wasn't sure  Jan 15, 2007
I wasn't sure about the book because it was written so long ago. Boy was I wrong! The book is applicable today just as it was when it was written. My son is 7 (almost 8) and we have put off explaining a lot of ADHD to him until he could understand it. We decided this was the time so we looked for books. This one jumped out at us due to the high ratings. When we got the book we read it to ourselves first to see if it was appropriate for our son. We could relate to almost everything in the book! We decided to read it to our son along with out daughter (10) and our other son (5) and surprisingly, after reading it even our 5 yr old seems to understand a bit more about why his older brother does the things he does. Also, he teacher was interested in the book and bought one for herself. It helps her explain things to the entire class which helps all ADHD children feel less "left out."

Wonderful book!
An entertaining picturebook approach that has an underlying theme of explaining to young readers just what AD/HD is   Jul 12, 2006
The newly published second edition of Shelley The Hyperactive Turtle by Deborah M. Moss is very nicely illustrated by Carol Schwartz and is the creative tale of Shelley the Turtle and his problem with AD/HD. Introducing the colorful tale of Shelley's hyperactive, energetic behavior, Shelley The Hyperactive Turtle is an entertaining picturebook approach that has an underlying theme of explaining to young readers just what AD/HD is and the serious effects that unrecognized or untreated it can have on some people's lives, but with the proper help, the condition AD/HD can be helped and an active, positive life can be led. An important addition to school, community, and family counseling collections, Shelley The Hyperactive Turtle is very highly recommend for all parents, teachers, physicians, and counselors searching for a sensitive and effective introduction to AD/HD based hyperactivity which would be suitable and appropriate for children ages 5 to 8 .

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