Okay to Be Me: ZZ's Great Discovery

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About the author:
Deborah Merlin is the author of Okay to be me: ZZ's Great Discovery and Victory over ADHD; A holistic approach for helping children with Attention Hyperactivity Disorder. For seventeen years, Deborah Merlin has made it her mission to advocate for her twins' special needs. As a new mother of very premature twins with challenging health problems, she found that doctors and other professionals offered drugs as the only solution. In her search for alternative treatments, she has become a leading advocate for holistic therapies, encouraging parents and doctors to try new, alternative techniques for overcoming ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She is a frequent guest speaker on radio shows throughout the United States and Canada. www.victoryoveradhd.com www.zzandfriends.com

This book teaches us to honor and celebrate our differing abilities. Let us welcome ZZ to every classroom, library and home bookshelf. At some time in our lives, we are all ZZ.
-Coreen Sabat

Excellent! The thing I liked most about it is that zigzag is a real character with whom readers can empathize. The book is sensitive and the character is both individual and universal. An excellent book for young readers with illustrations that children will connect with immediately. -Steven Palmieri, Teacher/Administrator

ZZ has a message for all of us: be yourself and become the best self you can be. Help others to do the same and you've changed the world. -Andy McCabe,Psy.D.,citybearpress.com, Autism with Dr. Andy Radio Show HealthyLife.net.

"This Children's Book teaches little kids compassion and acceptance of diversity in a very kid friendly way, understandable to small children, with simple yet catchy visual art with it. In a world where there is a lot of division, it is important to teach children to embrace diversity and to know that we all are together in this life, now. Thank you Deborah for the positive impact you have been making in our world. -Daniela Kunz

The book, "Okay to Be Me: ZZ's Great Discovery" is a book that talks about how people are different in many ways. This book teaches children at an early age to be kind and respectful to others, and not to bully. This book will show children that there are people who are different, but at the end of the day, a person is a person, and we all have something to offer one another. -Luther, a student at Monroe Community College with Autism

Okay to Be Me: ZZ's Great Discovery

Authored by Deborah Merlin

Okay to Be Me: ZZ's Great Discovery is a story that teaches children how to accept the disabilities and diversity of themselves and/or others. By learning how to appreciate and support the abilities of all special needs children, this book evokes deep feelings of compassion and empathy in an upbeat and positive manner. Its audience is children ages two and up. The twenty-one colorful illustrations and amusing story line combine to deliver a delightful and deeply touching message.

Publication Date:
1539663299 / 9781539663294
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7" x 10"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Special Needs

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