Book Review: “The Shiny Little Pebble”

Today’s book review is a bit different. This isn’t a scholarly manuscript or a memoir about ADHD or Sensory Issues or Learning Disabilities — this is a children’s book about the ebb and flow of life. A book about a shiny little pebble who realizes that change can be positive and signal a new beginning.

Luke and I read “The Shiny Little Pebble” together this week. At first, he was concerned that it was too babyish for him, being almost nine years old and all {wink, wink}. I explained that he has to read it and decode the hidden message, which piqued his interest. Within a few pages of the cover, he was visibly enjoying the book. I was concerned about the many analogies in the book and the fact that I knew my black-and-white thinker would not understand them, phrases like, “he knew his home like the back of his hand.” But, in the end, he realized the lesson that the pebble’s story was sharing with him, despite not understanding every nuance. A lesson very fitting as we approach the big change of a new school and making new friends next week.

Here’s the author’s description of the book:

“Somewhere under the icy blanket of Cozy River, lived a shiny little pebble as quiet as he could be…” Sometimes the most unlikely character can bring hope and a sense of family when it is needed the most. With a little bit of humor, quirkiness, and scientific exploration, The Shiny Little Pebble gives parents a way to talk with their children during good and bad changes of life and open the lines of family communication for a lifetime.

“My vision is to bring hope to today’s children during hard times (be it moving to a new place, separation or divorce, military life, or the loss of a loved one), and that it will strengthen family bonds for a lifetime.” ~Jeremy White

To learn more about this book or to purchase it, please find The Shiny Little Pebble in the {a mom’s view of ADHD} Amazon store.

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A self-described “veteran” parent of a son with ADHD, Penny Williams is the author of the Amazon best-seller about her parenthood in the trenches, Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD. She is also the creator of the award-winning website, {a mom’s view of ADHD}, a frequent contributor on parenting a child with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications, and co-founder of the annual Happy Mama Conference & Retreat, a weekend away for moms of kids with neurobehavioral disorders. Look for her second book, What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting ADHD, in late 2014. Follow Penny at http://BoyWithoutInstructions.com.

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COVER3D_400sq_bestsellAward-Winning Blogger. Freelance Writer. Author. Warrior Mom. A self-described “veteran” parent of a son with ADHD, Penny Williams is the author of the Amazon best-seller about her parenthood in the trenches, Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD. She is also the creator of the award-winning website, {a mom's view of ADHD}, a frequent contributor on parenting a child with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications, and co-founder of the annual Happy Mama Conference & Retreat, a weekend away for moms of kids with neurobehavioral disorders. Look for her second book, What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting ADHD, in late 2014. Follow Penny at http://BoyWithoutInstructions.com.

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