Lost Inside My Head

  • By: Vigg
    Translated by: David Warriner
  • Pages:72
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, neurodivergence, learning difficulties, trouble focusing
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  • Available:10/17/2023
  • Lexile:580L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:O
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★“A celebration of hope, resilience, and the power of ­self-acceptance that will resonate with readers of all ages...A work that depicts ­vividly what the mind of a person with ADHD experiences…Highly recommended.” — School Library Journal

How is Vincent supposed to focus when there's so much going on at once?!

Vincent has a huge house in his head. It has an entrance, a living room, dark rooms, a light room, a space room and a control room. Vincent spends a lot of time in the control room trying to figure out how it all works, but with its thousands of flashing lights, buttons, levers and blinking screens, it can be total chaos—how is he supposed to know where to look?

At school, when he tries to recite a fable in front of his class, he blows it. Even though he knows it by heart, not a single syllable comes to mind. Vincent feels like a misfit when people tell him to just concentrate, and he often has trouble in school. He can't seem to think, but he also can't stop thinking. Sometimes he wants to escape his own head and just be like everyone else. But maybe Vincent doesn't have to be the same as everyone else after all. Maybe he just has to learn how to look, to find the light room and see things in his own way.

Inspired by the author's experience growing up with ADHD, Lost Inside My Head is a touching and illuminating story that brings the reader into the thoughts, struggles, joys and uniqueness of a young child with ADHD.

★“A celebration of hope, resilience, and the power of ­self-acceptance that will resonate with readers of all ages...A work that depicts ­vividly what the mind of a person with ADHD experiences…Highly recommended.”

– School Library Journal, Starred review

“Vigg has created a parable about the first-hand experience of living with ADHD, making it an important resource for inclusive collections.”

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Vincent accepts that he isn’t like others but has his own particular strengths and ways of navigating life, a reassuring message for anyone whose brain functions differently. A wild ride inside an imaginative but easily distracted brain.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“Told with insight and honesty, this longer book gives readers a fabulous sense of how the brain of a neurodivergent child works, and Vigg’s artwork is stunning and evocative.”

– Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Canadian Children’s Book News

“A powerful picture book about living with ADHD.”

– Book Time

“A touching and illuminating picture book story that brings young readers...into the thoughts, struggles, joys and uniqueness of a young child with ADHD. Thoroughly 'kid friendly' in tone, storytelling style, organization and presentation, Lost Inside My Head is especially and unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library Health/Medicine picture book collections.”

– Midwest Book Review (MBR)

“This beautifully illustrated tale will help both children with ADHD and their peers to better understand how this condition impacts people. Told with pathos and grounded in real-life experiences, this story will benefit readers who either personally experience or encounter in others the fragmentation that ADHD can create.”

– Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
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