Sherrill S. Cannon
Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. (2019)
Reviewed by Lydia (Age 5) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020)
“David’s ADHD” by Sherrill S. Cannon is about a little boy named David who has trouble focusing and paying attention at school. The beginning of the book describes what David does or doesn’t do because of his ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and it is neat how the other kids in his class are very understanding and do not get mad at him for no reason.
The story tells how David’s parents figured out that there was something different about David because he would get mad easily with simple things like tying his shoes and drawing pictures. He would get mad and be mean to other kids and push them, which made other kids not want to play with him because he would hurt them. Eventually, David’s dad knew he wasn’t acting like normal and his parents took him to the doctor. The doctor did some tests and they found out there is a problem in his head. David has something wrong with him when he hears something, what he hears doesn’t go through his brain normally like it does for me.
For some kids they will have to take medicine to help them to focus but for others they will be able to be okay with making lists and doing things in order all of the time. I liked this book because the other kids were nice to David. I also liked the pictures and how they told their part of the story by looking at them. I think that if I get to know someone with ADHD then I will be able to remember this story and know that they might not be able to help the way they are acting. I feel kind of bad for people with ADHD since it sounds like it’s hard to have, but the author made it sound like they have it under control.
Note from Mom: From someone who has an interest in learning about mental disorders and anything that has to do with my child in the classroom, I enjoyed reading this to Lydia. I have been familiar with ADHD for many years now, but just in name – now I know more about the issue by reading my child this children’s book. I also enjoyed the pictures and the whole storyline. The words rhymed well, and everything flowed as it should. I am impressed with the list of accomplishments by Cannon from her past books – a good indicator that her future work will be just as good or better.