And whether he's wreaking havoc on a class trip or swallowing his house key, Joey's problems are getting worse. In fact, his behavior is so off the wall that his teachers are threatening to send him to the special-ed center downtown.
Joey knows he's really a good kid, but no matter how hard he tries to do the right thing, something always seems to go wrong. Will he ever get anything right?
©2000 Jack Gantos; (P)2009 Listening Library
"An accurate, compassionate and humorous appraisal of a boy with attention-deficit disorder.... For young readers touched by ADD - and for their teachers and parents - Joey gives us the key to his world." (Publishers Weekly)
For commuting purposes, the audio version is better.
A misunderstood boy gets the help he needs.
yes, its got a lot of insight about overactive imaginations. I think a lot of adults are still unaware of the complexity of these disorders & the amount of time, patience, & constant parenting needed to help a child succeed in life with them.
I would like my 2 boys to hear it with me this time, BUT I'm also concerned about putting anymore ideas in their already overactive minds.
Joey of course, because of his constant desire to do his best.
no but hope to soon!
Great book, keep'em coming!
This story sheds light on the thought process of someone with ADHD. It was enjoyable and well read.
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