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Monday, June 29, 2009

Eagle Eyes (Picture Book)

Released September 2009

Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth

Young Ben cannot concentrate on his school assignments. Then he forgets the papers his teacher sent home for him to complete making it impossible to hand them in on time. A trip to the doctor reveals the reason behind Ben's troubles, he has Attention Deficit Disorder.

He learns a song to help him remember daily routines. His new medications make it easier to focus. While out hiking with his father and sister, Ben's new found abilities will save the day!

Originally published in 1990, EAGLE EYES provides children with an easily read view into the life of a young boy with ADD. The illustrations by Michael LaDuca complement the text well. They are bright and colorful without distracting from the story. The story itself will appeal to children who have ADD; they'll appreciate learning that there are others like them.

At the end of the book is a section of discussion questions parents can use to help reinforce the story with their child. The sixteen questions help drive home the point that having ADD is not something to be ashamed of. Plus, the song within EAGLE EYES may well help other children.

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