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Allie the Allergic Elephant

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By cmvervais on Tue, 03-30-10, 23:18

I just purchased this book for my 2.5 year old daughter. It's pretty good, and gives me a good way to start teaching about safe and not safe food. It's probably more understandable to a 3 or 4 year old, but now she is going around saying "No nuts!" when I hand her food to eat. She also knows that her Medical Id bracelet for the public places means "No Nuts!"

It breaks my heart a little bit, but I'm happy to see that there are tools to help her understand her situation.

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By cervonil on Thu, 05-13-10, 18:36

we got this book from the library - it's very cute

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By kellyk on Fri, 05-28-10, 17:36

just got this book for my 4 yr old with the same name :) we really like it!

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By Gus Mommy on Sat, 06-12-10, 19:07

So glad to know! Thanks for sharing the information!!

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By mudgiemen on Mon, 06-14-10, 11:52

We bought the same book and used it for my son's preschool class to help teach the other kids about the allergy and that my son was not different. When my now 11 yr old was little we worked to make him very consciuos of his allergy and not to be afraid to speak out about it even when in an uncomfortable situation. Many times he would shout "no nuts" when offered food and that helped our family and friends about his allergy. He has never had a second reaction and we believe it is because of his early education and those around him. So congrats to you for talking to her about it and keep shouting that what it will take. Good luck.

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By Gus Mommy on Wed, 07-14-10, 15:35

I just got it from the library. Great book. I think I'm going to buy it and donate it to our elementary school. Thanks again for sharing this with us!!

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By PANewbie on Thu, 07-15-10, 05:32

My daughter really enjoys the "interactive" part of this book when it asks "Do you want to see Allie..."

It has helped start some discussion on when to say "no thank you" to certain foods.

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