Ellie Bean, the Drama Queen! by Jennie Harding {Review}

Ellie Bean, the Drama Queen! by Jennie Harding {Review} - jenniferajanes.com

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.

Future Horizons has agreed to give a copy of Ellie Bean, the Drama Queen! away to one of you!

This giveaway is open to adults ages 18 or older in the continental United States. The giveaway will end on April 30, 2013, at 9:00 pm CDT. The winner will receive an email within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway and will have 48 hours to respond with the requested information. If I don’t receive your information on time, I will have to choose another winner. This giveaway is not administered, sponsored, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social media site. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below.

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16 Responses to Ellie Bean, the Drama Queen! by Jennie Harding {Review}

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  2. Julie James says:

    I have a drama queen in my home! However, my child that I believe has SPD is my youngest BOY. Do you think this book will still be helpful to me?

  3. Amy Young says:

    I have a drama queen at home as well, and ANYTHING that helps me understand her better would be amazing! I hate not knowing what someone I love is going through!

  4. Jessica says:

    I would love a chance to win this! It might explain some of the issues Bella has.

  5. Ruthanne says:

    Wow, I have a drama queen, too. Even if I don’t win the book, I am going to have to look for it. Nice review!

  6. amy s says:

    Accepting people as they are!

  7. Abbie Riddle says:

    Jennifer, Great review. It is nice to know there are books that deal with this issue in a kid-friendly way. Thanks.

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  10. Lisa Colpo says:

    I have 2 drama queens and I would love to know what to do! I hope I win this book!

  11. mackenzie h says:

    Can’t wait to read this one to my kiddo who has big reactions to everything and has been said to be dramatic…

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  13. Vicki Arnold says:

    I love the princess aspect. I also love the idea of introducing my kids to SPD with the book, as we do not know anyone in our circles that has this diagnosis.

  14. Sarah C. says:

    I would LOVE this book for my little girl!! I would like my mother to read it as well, because often she doesn’t understand SPD and thinks my daughter is just being a drama queen :(

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