Why Can't Jimmy Sit Still?
Helping Children Understand ADHD
by Sandra L. Tunis
illustrated by Maeve Kelly
Jimmy behaves like a wiggle-worm. He squirms. He fidgets. He calls out in class and just can’t settle down. “What is wrong with Jimmy?” his friend, the narrator of the story, asks.
Jimmy’s mother likens his behavior to a motor stuck in high gear and takes him to see a doctor who gently talks about ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Working as a team, Jimmy, his mom and his doctor institute a plan to help Jimmy take better control of his time and make wiser choices.
Designed to help and teach kids, parents, eduactors and caregivers to open discussions about hyperactivity, this comforting and charming rhyming story reassures youngsters with ADHD that they are not to blame for their “racing motors.”
Sandra L. Tunis has been conducting research related to mental health for over twenty years and has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters. For the past seven years, she has held a position in industry as a senior-level outcomes research scientist. Dr. Tunis and her family live in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Maeve Kelly has worked as a designer and illustrator in the United States and Europe. She currently lives in Ireland.
A Small Horizons "Let's Talk" Release
7 x 8, 48 pages, color illustrations
LC #2004108079, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-251-8 (pb), $8.95