by Chandra Sundeep

ADHD is a mental health disorder that can cause above-normal levels of hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. People with ADHD may also have trouble focusing their attention on a single task or sitting still for long periods of time. Despite it being one of the most common neuro-developmental disorders of childhood, it continues to be highly misunderstood.

Trouble with a Tiny t is about young Westin Hopper, a middle school child grappling with ADHD, or ‘vacation brain’ as he likes to call his condition. His parents are divorced, and he his hero is his uncle Marty, an explorer and adventurer. Westin finds a red velvet pouch in his uncle’s room, and with it begins Westin’s magical escapades, and tiny troubles!

Westin has difficulties in making friends and focusing on the surrounding situation. His ‘vacation brain’ constantly takes him on explorations far beyond his surroundings. Mr. Widelot, his grade teacher, dad and grandfather Pops are less understanding of his situation than his mum and Gram.

Social adjustments, trouble with teachers, concentration and focusing are few of his many tiny troubles. The book also brings focus on issues like bullying, friendship, divorce and death.

Narrated in a simple, fun and easy manner, this book helps us to understand the lives of children dealing with ADHD. An enjoyable and interesting read. 

Thank you NetGalley and Capstone Editions for the ARC. 

Wordsopedia rating 4.5 /5

Title: TROUBLE WITH A TINY t Author: Merriam Sarcia Saunders
Publisher: Capstone Editions Publication date: March 1, 2021
Genre: Fiction Format: Hardcover, eBook
ISBN: 9781684462810, 9781684463510 No. of Pages: 320

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About the Author

Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT is a psychotherapist and author in northern California. By day, she helps people all over the world with AD/HD ( to uncover their strengths…and is mom to three crazy kids. By night, she writes fun novels and picture books for children that highlight the positive, even in the face of some chronic and difficult issues. When she isn’t writing, she is travelling, running, reading, enjoying friends and family…and drinking lots of coffee. See her crazy website

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