Update: The winner of Ellie Bean, the Drama Queen! is Vicki A.!
Ellie Bean, the Drama Queen! by Jennie Harding came in a box of review materials from Sensory World/Future Horizons. The cover drew me immediately because a princess lives at my house.
As a member of the blogger review team for Future Horizons/Sensory World, I received a free copy of Ellie Bean, the Drama Queen! in exchange for an honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for details.
I was drawn to the cover of Ellie Bean, the Drama Queen! because my younger daughter loves all things princess, and Ellie Bean is wearing a tiara in the cover illustration. When I opened the book, there was more of a connection.
Like the mother in the book, I have a daughter with Sensory Processing Disorder, one who can spin without feeling dizzy and wobbly. One who has difficulty expressing herself and has gotten completely bent out of shape about the seam of a sock or a scratchy tag. One who has unfairly been labeled a “drama queen” because of misunderstood behaviors.
In the book, Ellie Bean is diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder and begins to work with an occupational therapist who assists her and her mother in making adjustments that help with her sensory regulation so that she feels better, communicates better about what bothers her, and is better understood—as herself, not a bratty drama queen.
Ellie Bean, the Drama Queen! does a great job of describing what Sensory Processing Disorder is, its effects on the people who have SPD, and how the behavior of people with SPD can look to people who don’t understand SPD. I love the happy ending and the hopeful prognosis.
How do you manage and explain “drama queen” behavior that stems from SPD?
Disclosure: I received a free copy of Ellie Bean, the Drama Queen! from Sensory World/Future Horizons in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. I received no other compensation for this review.
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