Thursday, April 23, 2020

"My Wandering Dreaming Mind" - a bookwrap


My Wandering Dreaming Mind

Authored by Merriam Sarcia Saunders
Illustrated by Tammie Lyon

* Ages:  4-8
* Grade Level:  K-2
* Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Magination Press; 1 edition
* Pub. Date:  April 14, 2020
* Language: English

Editorial Reviews

“The positive scaffold provides a hopeful launch pad for progress…. This fills a needed bibliotherapy niche for families, therapists, and school counselors…. A positive spin for all those who struggle with executive function and those who love them.” Kirkus Reviews
Kirkus Reviews Published On: 2020-02-04 )

“Children who get distracted easily will relate to Sadie and will realize they can focus on their positive qualities.” —Oregon Coast Youth Book Preview Center

 Oregon Coast Youth Book Preview Center

Unwrapping Some Lovely Illustrations for You

The Book

"My Wandering Dreaming Mind" is a wordless picture book.  Are wordless books valuable to a young reader?  The answer is a resounding YES!!! 

They:  * develop vocabulary and oral language development, * foster observation and critical thinking skills, * improve writing skills, * build reading comprehension skills and *enhance the understanding of the story elements (character, setting, plot and theme).   

Sadie is a little girl whose mind wanders and daydreams and she has a very hard time focusing on things.  It affects her quality of life:  her schoolwork, friends, and her everyday living.  She recognizes she is having difficulty concentrating but her mind just takes her off track time and time again.  

Fortunately her loving parents address her struggles and help her.  They work with her and come up with an effective plan that inspires and lifts Sadies spirit so she feels empowered to take on her battle with ADHD and feel more positive about herself.  The back of the book includes a note to parents and caregivers giving them more in-depth information and help if they have a child with similar issues.  

The illustrations are lovely.  They enrich the message of the book and make it more meaningful to both child and adult.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywrap Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!

Meet the Illustrator 

Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT is a psychotherapist and author in northern California. By day, she helps people all over the world with AD/HD ( to uncover their strengths...and is mom to three crazy kids. By night, she writes fun novels and picture books for children that highlight the positive, even in the face of some chronic and difficult issues. When she isn't writing, she is travelling, running, reading, enjoying friends and family...and drinking lots of coffee. See her crazy website

About the Illustrator

Tammie Lyon is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including Olive and Snowflake, the Eloise series, and the Katie Woo series. Visit @tammielyon on Instagram and Twitter, and Tammie Lyon on Behance.

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