Friday, July 30, 2010

ADHD Friday

Do you have problems with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity or a combination of both? Well, I found the perfect children's book that illustrates it all.....and it sure does look like the story of my life! "Aunt Lucy Went to Buy a Hat" by Alice Low is the story of scatterbrained Aunt Lucy who easily gets sidetracked when she sets off to buy a new hat to replace the one she thinks she has lost. (It's really just tied around her neck with a ribbon and hanging off her back.) The illustrations by Laura Huliska-Beith are so lively and fun. They look like they were done in goauche paint and are so whacky that you can't help laugh. And the story has some very clever rhyming that kids will love. I found this book at my local Atherton library which is a jewel in itself. A small house, nestled in an upscale neighborhood, it the kind of place you could hole up in for several hours and feel right at home.

And for fun, you need to check out Laura's website. Incredible art and a really well-designed site. Click on the Happy Halloween link to play her computer game of a flying witch who is trying to swat bats before the sun comes up. Adorable!

Have a great weekend PBJ friends!!


Ride Operator said...

I'll have to check it out. It looks adorable. I LOVE that library too. It feels like a home!

Heather said...

I will definitely look for it! It sounds like me...always looking for something, or losing something! ha ha