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Children's Fiction Neurodiversity

I Think I Think a Lot

by (author) Jessica Whipple

illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

Publisher
Free Spirit Publishing
Initial publish date
Aug 2023
Category
Neurodiversity
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9798885540087
    Publish Date
    Aug 2023
    List Price
    $26.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5

Description

A young girl notices, and celebrates, her way of looking at and experiencing the world.

“I think. I think a lot. I think I think a lot. More than most other kids.” A young girl notices and wonders about the ways she and her classmates approach doing good work, caring about people’s feelings, and showing they’re grateful. She comes to accept herself just as she is and celebrates the differences between herself and her classmates. “I care a lot. Not more than other kids, just in my own way.”

Inspired by the author’s experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), I Think I Think a Lot can be a starting point for discussions about overthinking or obsessive thought and about the many ways individuals see and experience the world. The neurodivergent main character allows readers to see themselves and others in the story and emphasizes self-acceptance in the face of comparison.

About the authors

Jessica Whipple's profile page

Jos&eacutee Bisaillon a illustr&eacute plus de trente-cinq livres pour enfants et cr&eacute&eacute de nombreuses illustrations pour des magazines et des journaux. Elle a &eacutet&eacute finaliste au Prix litt&eacuteraire du Gouverneur g&eacuten&eacuteral &agrave deux reprises et a remport&eacute le prestigieux Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award pour The Snow Knows. Il s’agit du quatri&egraveme ouvrage de Jos&eacutee avec Orca, apr&egraves My Head in the Clouds et Bedtime 123 &eacutecrit par Eric Walters, un succ&egraves de librairie. Elle vit en banlieue de Montr&eacuteal avec sa famille.

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Editorial Reviews

I Think I Think a Lot is a powerful story of empathy, compassion, and acceptance. Whipple writes beautifully of OCD from a child’s perspective and invites the reader into the intricacies of this world. I love this book so much because Whipple makes us think a lot too, and we’re so much better because of it.”

Jordan Scott, poet and author of I Talk Like a River

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