The newest runaway hit from children’s book publisher BookScape is the story of a little boy who is the only child in his class who does not take Ritalin or any other prescription medication to treat an attention-deficit disorder. The book has already become a bestseller only a week after its highly-anticipated release.
“In Why Aren’t I on Ritalin, Too?, children will be delighted to meet Billy, a little boy whose ability to focus for more than three seconds at a time on a single task leaves him feeling like an outcast when he discovers that he is the only child in his entire grade who doesn’t have anything to take during ‘medicine time’ at school,” said a press release announcing the new book. “Join little Billy on his trip to the doctor, where he finds out whether or not he, too, can be prescribed a little something just to take the edge off of kindergarten.”
Publishers Weekly’s starred review describes Billy as “a true underdog hero for our times” and “a character who will be relateable both to all of the children who are on prescription drugs to treat symptoms of ADD, and the four or five who still aren’t. Wait, now they are. Never mind. Still a great book.”