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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Houdini's Gift (Picture Book)



Released September 2009

www.verbalimagespress.com

Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth

When Ben's pet hamster escapes, he asks for another pet, but his parents want reassurance that he's truly ready for the responsibility of owning a pet. Especially due to the escape of his hamster leading to a mouse getting into the house.

Ben has ADHD and keeping track of his daily chores is a struggle. Will a rewards chart help him overcome his struggle with responsibility?

Bright, colorful illustrations by Michael LaDuca complement the story offered by Jeanne Gehret. The story will appeal to parents and children with ADHD who may need reassurance that they are not alone with their disability. A list of discussion questions ends the story and a list of additional resources for information is given.

Children will relate well with young Ben. Owning a pet does take a lot of responsibility and not every child really gets it. HOUDINI'S GIFT should help.

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