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Meet Magination Press Author James M. Foley
From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Shirley Ng-Benitez

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Baxter was the fastest bunny in the forest. His mind buzzed with thoughts and his body wanted to zoom! But sometimes he lost control of his buzz and his zoom, like when he rammed into the raccoons during the annual forest race.

With help from his uncle Barnaby, Baxter learns how to slow down his thoughts, be more aware of what is happening around him, and relax his body. At the next forest race, Baxter finds that his buzz is just right!

Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with additional suggestions for helping children with ADHD be more mindful of their surroundings and manage their behavior.

About the Author

James M. Foley, DEd, is a licensed psychologist who has recently retired from his private practice in Maine. He has served as a clinical director and member of a community mental health center children's service team and has extensive experience as a school psychologist and child and family therapist. He now resides in Sonoma County, CA, in close proximity to his two adult children, and serves as psychological consultant to a local school district.

About the Illustrator

Shirley Ng-Benitez loves to draw! Nature, family, and fond memories of her youth inspire her mixed media illustrations. Since '98, she's owned Gabby & Company, designing, illustrating, and handlettering for the technology, greeting card, medical, toy, and publishing industries. She's living her dream, illustrating and writing picture books in San Martin, CA, with her husband and two daughters. Shirley is honored to have illustrated this book as well as Danny and the Blue Cloud, also written by Dr. James M. Foley and published by Magination Press.

You can find more of her work on her website, Shirley Ng-Benitez Illustration.

Additional Tabs

Reading is Fundamental logoThis book is part of the "Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Social Emotional Learning Collection"
Books in this collection are accompanied by FREE resources, including puzzles and word games, designed to enhance both literacy skills and socioemotional engagement of young readers.

Visit the RIF Baxter Turns Down His Buzz page for these resources.

Criss Cross Puzzle

Word Search

Memory Match