A.D.D. not B.A.D.

Jimmy Jumpingbean’s classmates just don’t understand why Jimmy can’t sit still.

Jimmy’s wise teacher decides to let the class learn to “walk in someone else’s shoes” — with the help of a bunch of ladybugs! The lessons work — and the class decide Jimmy’s not bad, he’s just ADD.

Inspired by the author’s son, this humorous tale offers younger children accurate, yet age-appropriate, insight into Attention Deficit Disorder and its associated behaviors.


Picture Book | Ages 4 – 7
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9749303-7-4 | 32 pages | $7.99
Lexile level: 570; Guided reading level: K; Grade level: 2; Reading Recovery level: 18

Meet the Author


Audrey PennAudrey Penn takes her one-woman educational program, the Writing Penn, into schools, libraries, and children’s hospitals where she shapes and refines her story ideas in partnership with kids. She is also highly sought after as a conference keynote speaker by groups of teachers and other professionals who work with children.

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A.D.D. not B.A.D. Reviews


“Any effort to help other children (and their parents) understand the dynamics of this condition is both important and laudable, and I therefore welcome the addition of A.D.D. not B.A.D. to a growing body of such works.”
Paul George Prunier, M.D.