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It's Hard to Be a Verb!

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Louis is a verb! He has a lot of trouble focusing and he is always doing something, but the problem is usually it's the wrong something. It's hard to be a verb! My knees start itching, my toes start twitching, my skin gets jumpy, others get grumpy. When it comes to sitting still it's just not my deal. Haven't you heard... I am a verb! Louis mom teaches him how to focus by ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by National Center for Youth Issues (first published 2008)
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Kerry
Apr 04, 2014 Kerry rated it it was amazing
What I love about Julia Cook's stories is they are all common situations that kids experience but tackled in a fun and interesting way. Its Hard to Be a Verb is no different. Some kids find it hard to sit still - their bodies need to move. Verbs are doing words and lets face it, someone who is Hyperactive is always doing something. This book helps open a discussion about how it is hard to keep your body still sometimes, but for kids with ADHD its even harder. There are no labels or diagnoses in ...more
Karen
Oct 08, 2010 Karen rated it it was amazing
If you have a child that has trouble focusing in school (or at home while doing homework, which is the case in our house), whether they have ADHD or not, this book is worth the read. It gives suggestions on how to manage the "wiggles" some kids get when they are expected to sit for too long before the wiggles get them into trouble.
Rosanne
Apr 14, 2013 Rosanne rated it really liked it
I really liked this book because it talks about a boy named Louis who cannot control himself when he gets the urge to move. His mom helps him by teaching him techniques to deal with being "a verb." This is an excellent, positive resource for ADHD.
Liz B
Apr 19, 2011 Liz B marked it as to-read
Louis is a kid who has a lot of trouble keeping still and focusing. Everything he does is full of energy. This is a great book to help active kids think of ways to focus.
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