Meet Marvin, a lovable monster with a twelve-stringed baby fang guitar, a rambunctious case of ADHD, emotions that sometimes overwhelm him (and others), and a diary to record it all. While Marvin got it together in Marvin's Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks, his lab partner Lyssa's emotional roller coaster is a bit out of control. Can he help herand win theScience Scare-Fairbefore she explodes?
In the same humorous spirit ofDiary of a Wimpy KidcomesMarvin's Monster Diary: ADHD Emotion ExplosionUsing the "monstercam" and "ST4" techniques developed by Dr. Raun Melmed of the Melmed Center in Arizona,Marvin's Monster Diary: ADHD Emotion Explosionteaches kids how to be mindful, observe their surroundings, and take time to think about their actions. Marvin's hilarious doodles and diary entries chronicle his delightful adventures, misadventures, and eventual triumph in a funny, relatable way. It's the series on ADHD that kids will actuallywantto read!
Marvin's Monster Diary: ADHD Emotion Explosionalso includes a resource section to help parents and teachers implement Dr. Melmed’s methods, plus ST4 badge reminders that kids can remove, color, and place around the house.
About the Author
Raun D. Melmed, MD, FAAP, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, is director of the Melmed Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, and cofounder and medical director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. He is the author of Autism: Early Intervention; Autism and the Extended Family; and a series of books on mindfulness for children: Marvin’s Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks, Timmy’s Monster Diary: Screen Time Stress, Harriet’s Monster Diary: Awfully Anxious, and the next in the series, Marvin's Monster Diary 2 (+Lyssa): ADHD Emotion Explosion
Caroline Bliss Larsen edits BYU Independent Study courses by day and writes and edits novels by night. She is also a freelance acquiring editor for Jolly Fish Press and Flux, imprints of North Star Editions. She holds a BA in English language from Brigham Young University, with minors in editing and English literature. Her first foray into writing fiction was at age six, with a story about a goldfish named Goldeen (before Caroline had any concept of trademark or copyright). Years later, Marvin’s Monster Diary 2 (+ Lyssa) is her debut novel. And she couldn’t be more thrilled—when she never outgrew her collection of chapter books and young adult novels, she knew she’d found both a passion and a career path.
Originally an East Coast girl, Caroline lives in Utah with her game-developer husband. To clear her head of words from time to time, she likes to Irish dance and snuggle her nieces, nephew, husband, and delightfully clingy cat, Cinder. Follow her on Twitter @editor_caro or visit carolineblisslarsen.com.
Arief Kriembonga graduated from Jakarta Arts Institute, Indonesia. He started his career as a children's and comic book illustrator in 2010. In addition to being an illustrator, Arief also works as a UI/UX and graphic designer. Besides art, his greatest passion is single-origin coffee. He lives with his wife and one beloved daughter in Jakarta, Indonesia.