Monday, August 13, 2018

Book Nook: The Adventures of Captain Waffello – Toasty’s Revenge

I recently had a chance to review a book with a unique back story. It's written by Aiden Dennis, an 11-year-old with ADHD. The story is definitely one that will appeal to kids in the elementary ages who are looking for a short, easy-to-read graphic novel - and it has good interactive elements for read-alongs with parents.

The book tells the story of Captain Waffelo who must go on a quest to save the waffles from getting burned. It's cute and fun. I also appreciated the information about the story's process - what it was like for a boy with ADHD to create a story.

I had a chance to interview Aiden to learn more.

What was the most challenging thing about writing the book?

A) Probably the most challenging thing about writing the book was staying focused and on task 100% of the time. So, we worked on it for about 15 minutes at a time instead of trying to get a bunch done at once.

What was your favorite thing about writing the book?

A) My favorite thing about writing the book was coming up with all the lines for the Toastettes and Toasty the Terrible. They’re funny and that’s the funny parts were my favorite to work on.

What advice would you give to kids with ADHD to help them stay focused and complete goals?

A) My advice would be to try your hardest to stay focused and don't let the ADHD control you. Don’t be too hard on yourself and remember that you are still in control of your own decisions. You just have to keep trying!

Aiden Dennis published his first book at age 11. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona and attends Centennial Elementary School. Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the age of 5, Aiden has always had an active imagination, but a difficult time getting those amazing ideas down on paper. When he's not writing, he loves hanging out with his friends and family, gaming, and swimming.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, Bekah! For more info about the author or the book: https://www.therealaidendennis.com/

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