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ZIPPER: THE KID WITH ADHD 1997 and reprinted in 2007 ($12.95 ages 8-12) To Order: 1-800-288-4677

SUMMARY: Zipper, a bright, well-intentioned, fifth grader who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, says things without thinking. He is disorganized, forgets chores and assignments and drives his family crazy. When he meets a retired jazz musician who recognizes his musical talent and believes in him, Zipper sets a new goal. He works to convince his parents that he can take control of his impulsive behavior and earn the money to buy the object of his dreams, a drum set.

Readers will enjoy this amusing but realistic tale about a boy with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), who learns a lot about himself and his relationships with family and friends. Zipper will encourage other kids to find ways to manage their behavior, and give their friends a look at what it's like to have this disorder. Everyone will root for Zipper as he reaches for his dream.

Includes an appendix of information about ADHD.

[A] wonderful story which entertains as well as teaches. Kids will thoroughly enjoy the adventures of Zipper, a fifth grader with ADHD, as he learns important life lessons and works hard to reach his goals."