It’s Hard to Be A Verb

A Picture Book to Help Kids with ADHD


SKU: A444-Net

Being a verb is hard!

Especially for Louis, who can’t seem to control himself when he gets the urge to move at the wrong time and situation.

My knees start itching.
My toes start twitching.
My skin gets jumpy.
Others get grumpy.

Louis’ mom comes to the rescue by teaching him techniques to help keep his inner itching, twitching and jumping to be a verb in check.

It’s Hard to Be a Verb is a positive resource for anyone dealing with ADHD or challenged by someone who has ADHD.

Written by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Carrie Hartman
Paperback ISBN 9781931636841
Grades K-3
32 pages
Release Date September 26, 2008

Additional information






National Center for Youth Issues

Julia Cook, M.S. is a award-winning children’s author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools and speaks at education and counseling conferences nationally and internationally. Julia has published almost one hundred children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics, and regularly contributes to print and television media about these topics. The goal behind Cook’s work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem-solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the “what to say” and the “how to say it.”

I love this delightful, wonderful book – which is filled with heart and humor. This is a “must” in the homes of families who have young children with ADHD.

Sandra F. Rief, M.A.

I cried reading this book. My 7yo son has been struggling with ADHD, and like many parents, I tried everything. Oils, vitamins, diet changes, act. I have never been someone who likes giving medicine to my children, but after reading this book, I finally took him in to see a specialist. He was given medication, and doubled his reading and math scores in the first 2 weeks. They no longer want to put him in special ed, or hold him back.
I will admit that it wasn’t just about not wanting to put him on meds. It was the stigma of parents that do. “Oh it’s so easy to just drug your kids” or “It’s lazy parenting.” – but after reading this book, and the look on my son’s face when he identified with it, I finally got him the help he needed.
Thank you! This book was such a blessing. I now understand how he feels, and can be a better parent.

Tiara Smith
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