I just found this book. DD (5) loves it.
On Jun 6, 2006
Looks great! Just one question - The review states that "The cartoon-style art is fun, with some moments of exaggerated drama, as when Grant demonstrates what would happen to him if he ate just one peanut." What does he do? Is it scary? My DD is only 2 and I don't want to scare her!
On Jun 6, 2006
I don't think it's that bad, or exaggerated either. Basically, he's explaining to some kids why he carries his epipen. He says that if he eats just one peanut or anything with peanut oil that he can't breathe and that he has to use his epipen. He puts his hand to his throat and sticks out his tongue like he's choking, but it's obvious he's acting.
I found this at Barnes and Noble...they were displaying it so maybe you can take a look at it first.
Allie the Allergic Elephant is a good, non-scary book that introduces peanut allergy (if you don't already have it.) It was the first book we bought right after DD was diagnosed (at 2 yrs).
On Aug 22, 2006
I just ordered this book, from what I read on Amazon.Com - it looks to be a good book to have read to my PA son's 1st grade class next week. I'll have to read it to him first, then ask him if he wants his class to hear it too.
I'll follow up here & let you all know how it goes!
------------------ Sherlyn Mom to 6.5 year old twins Ben & Mike - one PA & the other not. Stay Informed And Peanut Free!
On Aug 24, 2006
I was just going to post about this book!!! We just borrowed it at our library this afternoon. I look forward to reading it with DD, who starts preschool (Peanut-ban agreement, willing) in a few weeks!!
I will comment more on it after I read it. It looks really cute!
On Aug 26, 2006
It was a really cute book. Definetly geared toward elementary school children, especially those that eat lunch at school. It is written from the "peanut eating" children's perspective. I would say it would be a great book for any teacher of a PA kid, as the whole class could benefit from reading it.
On Dec 12, 2006
My son's AWESOME 2nd grade teacher found this at her local library and showed me today while I was visiting the school. She wanted my approval to read it with the class.
I LOVED it!! I could totally relate to the peanut-free table problem as my son went through similiar problems where kids didn't want to sit with him, even though they were able to. Really cute! In the back of the book, there's also an informational page from a doctor at the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute in NY.