Dear Journal, Hi! My name is Sparky, Spencer Allen Douglass, actually. (I used to forget to put two s's in my last name.) Today is Saturday. I went to Nana's house. I always go to her house on Saturday when Mom works at the bookstore. Nana gave you to me, Journal. She gave me a very shiny red pencil, too.
Spencer Allen Douglass--known as "Sparky" for his red hair--is lively and smart and has a great sense of humor. He also has ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), which can make life exciting, or a real pain! With a little help from his family and school, and by writing about his ups and downs in his journal, he's figuring out how to "manage his wiggles and keep all of his giggles."
Told in a first person diary format, Sparky's week-in-the-life tale is optimistic and fun, and includes many valuable insights and ideas that can help kids with ADD and ADHD gain more control of their lives.
The authors have extensive personal and professional experience in the field. Sparky will appeal to both children and adults and offer comfort, humor, and solid advice.
Phyllis Carpenter is an elementary school teacher with more than 20 years of professional and personal experience with children and ADD. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marti Ford is a long-time advocate in the school system for children with ADD, as well as a leader and liaison in parent-teacher and parent-school board associations. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Peter Horjus, illustrator of Sparky's Exellent Misadventures, traces his career back to doodling in his own journals as a boy. He lives in San Diego, California. Visit him at www.peterhorjus.com and follow him on Facebook: Horjus and Instagram: @peterjorjusart.