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By John Hutton, Illustrated by Lisa M. Griffin



48 Pages, 8 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $7.99 (US $7.99) (CA $9.99)

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBN 9781936669523

Rights: WOR

blue manatee press (Sep 2016)

Price: $7.99


Helping children who struggle with ADHD identify and recognize their own "story" or experience, while allowing parents to better understand how to help their child manage ADHD

“As far back as I can recall (starting when I was very small) I’ve daydreamed, gazing into space, climbed and jumped all over the place...” Written by a pediatrician and health literacy expert, ADH-Me! is an empathetic journey from the perspective of a child learning to live and succeed with ADHD. An accessible, rhyming narrative and inviting illustrations help families know what to expect from diagnosis through stages of treatment, while reminding all readers that love and support are the surest means to a happy ending.


"ADH-Me!, with its joyful art and all the wisdom in its stanzas, is a sparkly antidote to the stigma surrounding this prevalent disorder." —Katherine Ellison, author, Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention

"This clear, informative, and caring story of a child who has ADHD is beautifully paired with warm and expressive art . . . A 'must-have' book for families, educators, heath-care professionals, and clergy." —Robie H. Harris, children's book author

"Knowledgeably written by pediatrician and health literacy expert John S. Hutton, and charmingly illustrated by Lisa M. Griffin, ADH-Me! is an empathetic journey told from the perspective of a child learning to live and succeed with ADHD." —Midwest Book Review

"A simple tale of a young child coming to understand his attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) . . . Rhyming text accompanies friendly, bright illustrations." —Dorcas Hand, School Library Journal

Author Biography

Lisa M. Griffin holds her BFA in Illustration and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She enjoys creating art that evokes a sense of wonder and hopes her playful illustrations bring a smile to many. Born and raised in New England, she currently resides in New Hampshire. Dr. John S. Hutton is a pediatrician and author from Cincinnati, OH. His areas of expertise include reading, screen time and early brain development. Having been a child himself, he is passionate about the power of books to help children understand, imagine, and grow.