Tag: Special Needs
THE ADVENTURES OF HYPERKID v BULLBORG
The Adventures of HyperKid v BullBorg is about a fourth grader named Morgan Wallace who is hyperactive and sometimes has difficulty focusing on the tasks of everyday life. He is self-conscious about being different, but he soon finds out what it is like to really be different after the rays of a meteor transform him into a cyborg with super powers. After the family doctor is unable to transform him back into a regular nine year old, Morgan convinces his parents to let him keep his powers to help people as the super hero “HyperKid”. His first mission is to defend his schoolmates from a bully named Brian Bullini on the playground, who also turns out to be a cyborg with powers and who assumes the identity of “BullBorg”. But Morgan ultimately discovers that you don’t need to be a super hero to overcome the difficulties you encounter in life, and you don’t have to be a super hero to help other people. He also learns that you can’t judge others by what you see on the surface, which leads him to realize that Brian is not a bully at all and that they have a lot more in common than it seemed at first.
While this book covers a wide range of serious issues beyond hyperactivity (bullying, intolerance, loneliness, and pre-judgment of people), The Advenures of HyperKid v BullBorg is also a fun super hero story with humorous characters involved in a suspenseful adventure story.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ (REVIEW)
For me, an interesting thing about The Adventures of HyperKid v Bullborg. was BullBorg. You know he’s… Well he’s… But then… I can’t really explain it without giving the story away. Besides what I was going to tell you isn’t really true. You know, I mean something else happened that was so awesome while HyperKid was taking him to the Nurse’s Office. Oops, I almost did it again. I definitely shouldn’t tell you about the teachers, who provided the comic relief. Oh, and let’s not forget Dr. Popsicle. What? Didn’t I just say I can’t talk about that. You’re just gonna have to read it for yourself.
I can say this, the thing I loved about The Adventures of HyperKid v BullLBorg was the relationship between Hyperkid and his father which lead to a great relationship between Hyperkid and Bullborg. Ahhhh, what did I do? Oh well, you can’t keep everything a secret. I also loved the dynamic way their super powers were developed as well as their limitations.
The Adventures of HyperKid v BullBorg is a UNIQUE and SPECIAL NEEDS read because of it characters and their unusual situations.
The Adventures of HyperKid v BullBorg is recommended for First Time Readers (7-8) and Middle Grade Readers (9-11) not to mention all kids that have been bullied, pre-judged, discriminated against, etc., etc., etc.
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BIO Emerson Daub is a fourth grade student who loves to play with toys and has a healthy interest in cyborgs and super heroes. Having already written a children’s book with his father Richard about their pet cats titled Spaulding and Zoom, Emerson expressed interest in writing a new book that combined two of his favorite interests. In writing this new book, Emerson, who has a very creative mind and active imagination, sat down with his father and in one sitting made up the story that would become The Adventures of HyperKid: HyperKid v BullBorg. Richard, who at one time had been a reporter but admittedly has very limited knowledge of cyborgs and modern super heroes, took extremely diligent notes and asked many detailed questions about the characters and the story. After this marathon session, Richard typed up the notes and gave them a voice. Over the following months, the father and son duo worked together to refine the prose into a tight but entertaining first person narrative. They hope the finished work will be enjoyed by all who read it and that it will serve as inspiration for everyone to rise above their personal obstacles and not let them hinder the pursuit of their goals and dreams.
PETER AND LISA
CHARLES KATZ AND LINDA BARON KATZ
A children’s book about two different mental illnesses, depression and mania, Peter and Lisa makes it easier for children to understand these mental conditions. It is a story about two people affected with such illness and how they got better and recovered through the proper medication and necessary support by family and friends. Charles and Linda Baron Katz’s Peter and Lisa: A Mental Illness Children’s Story manifests the true essence of love and support to aid us overcome every storm that may pass.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ REVIEW
One moment you are happy, so happy that you’re dancing all around and having a bunch of fun. But, you’re also in danger because, you think you’re invincible (that means, you think you can do anything maybe even fly) The next moment, you’re sad. Very, very sad. You lay around doing absolutely nothing except maybe cry. Sometimes you want to—
These are some of the things a person who has bipolar disorder experience. Imagine what that must feel like if you are ten years old and the person acting that way is your parent. Peter and Lisa is a picture book for children which discusses two mental illnesses bipolar and depression.
Peter and Lisa is a well written SPECIAL NEEDS read that shows the two illnesses in great detail, thus providing children with the information they need to understand and live with a person who has a mental illness. Yet, it was clear that a child could not handle a parent on their own by providing a support system for the parent.
Peter and Lisa is recommended for All Ages.
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BIO Linda Baron Katz, co-author with husband, Charles Katz, of Peter and Lisa: A Mental Illness Children’s Story, raised in the Jewish faith, suffer from mental illness. Charles was diagnosed with depression and Linda with bipolar disorder as young adults. Both of them went through many difficult challenges they had to face as a result of their mental illnesses and struggled hard to reach recovery. Since then, Charles and Linda have been committed to the cause of educating the community about mental illness. Linda Baron Katz also known as Linda Naomi Katz, is also the author of her first book, Surviving Mental Illness, My Story. You can also find the book on Amazon.
Charles and Linda unable to have children of their own, decided through their writing, they could show how important it is for parents and children to understand that with the right kind of help mental illness can be treated and people can live normal, healthy, happy lives. When children read Peter and Lisa, it will brighten their eyes to a whole new level of education that they have yet to experience.