It wasn't long ago that there were only a handful of picture books for children that discussed food allergies. With the rise in food allergy diagnosis, this is no longer the case. Within the past year or two, several picture books have hit the market with a wide range of themes involving food allergies. Following is a few worth taking a look at.
Allie the Allergic Elephant Author Nicole Smith was one of the first to introduce food allergies to children in a fun in supportive way with her books “Allie the Allergic Elephant”, “Cody the Allergic Cow” and “Chad the Allergic Chipmunk”. More information can be found on her website: http://allergicchild.com
The Bugabees The Bugabees—Friends with Food Allergies is newer to the market and discusses all of the top 8 allergens in one book. Adorable illustrations match the positive message that life can be great despite a food allergy. More information can be found at http://thebugabees.com/
The No Biggie Bunch Another book series is The No Biggie Bunch with 4 books that cover Halloween, Birthday Parties and other events. These books are also beautifully illustrated. To buy visit http://www.nobiggiebunch.com/
This is just a short list of the numerous new books available geared towards teaching your children how to manage their food allergies and more importantly—that they are not alone.