Recommended PN/TN allergy books for 3 year old?

Posted on: Fri, 07/20/2007 - 1:48pm
hollys2funboys's picture
Joined: 06/12/2007 - 09:00

Hi everyone,

Can anyone recommend some good children's books that deal with peanut and tree allergies?



Posted on: Fri, 07/20/2007 - 2:34pm
sacena's picture
Joined: 07/31/2006 - 09:00

I liked Allie the Allergic Elephant. When my son was in kindergarten, he brought it to school and the teacher read it to the class.

Posted on: Fri, 07/20/2007 - 11:08pm
Jen224's picture
Joined: 05/22/2006 - 09:00

We also have Peter Can't Peanuts and the free one we got with our first Epi Pen prescription. I'll come back and edit when the title comes back to me!!
DS#1--3 years old: allergic to peanuts & fish
DS#2--5 months old: NKA

Posted on: Sat, 07/21/2007 - 6:17am
Sarahb's picture
Joined: 01/22/2007 - 09:00

It's not a book....but my 3 yo loves this

Posted on: Sat, 07/21/2007 - 6:58am
bonestable's picture
Joined: 04/05/2005 - 09:00

We love the Alexander the Elephant books that FAAN sells.
There is a series of them dealing with different situations, including birthday parties, Halloween, plane rides, babysitters etc etc. There are also books about a lion who is allergic to milk and a seal who is allergic to fish.
My DD's teacher read Alexander Goes to a Birthday Party to her preschool class. It discusses not sharing food.

Posted on: Sat, 07/21/2007 - 10:04am
SallyL's picture
Joined: 02/20/2006 - 09:00

My DD loves the website sarahb posted - it comes in a book too, but we just watch it online. She also enjoys "The Peanut Pickle".

Posted on: Wed, 08/01/2007 - 4:35am
hollys2funboys's picture
Joined: 06/12/2007 - 09:00

Hi everyone,
Thanks again for being so helpful.
I am checking all the resources mentioned above.
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Posted on: Wed, 08/01/2007 - 9:55am's picture
Joined: 12/19/2005 - 09:00

Also "Mommy, Is This Safe to Eat?" from [url=""][/url] - it includes lots of pictures.
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Posted on: Wed, 08/01/2007 - 10:43am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I also like the Alexander the Elephant books, available through (FAAN). Personally, I most like the one already mentioned, Alexander Goes To A Birthday Party. My then-2 year old learned from this book how to respond when offered food, "No thank you. I have food allergies." I think he learned this much faster due to the book. The book also does a nice job of showing that you bring a special treat that's safe and that several "people" have food allergies (Alexander and one other guest at the party).
I also have the Alexander's Special Holiday Treat. This one's OK. It addresses Alexander's frustration that celebrations often involve food he can't have. He and his mom decide to celebrate the holidays without food, and they give out pencils to everyone. The pencils save the day when the teacher forgets her pencils, so the classroom activity couldn't have happened without Alexander's gift.
At the pediatrician's office, I picked up a free copy of "Always Be Prepared" from the Alexander series. It was compliments of Dey (Epipen manufacturers)! It talks about the importance of always being prepared and always bringing your medicine bag. It addresses a child who says that he doesn't need to have his medicine bag with him because he isn't eating, he doesn't need his medicine bag because he's eating only his own food which he knows is fine, etc. Well, this child has a reaction (nothing dramatic, just itchiness and hives) from touching something for an art project. Overall, that book is very good, but I didn't like that it showed the adults as less prepared than I would have liked when responding to the reaction (they say that they need to read the sheet in the medicine bag about what the doctor wants them to do. When he says he doesn't have the medicine kit, they then call an ambulance). Other than that one issue, it's an excellent book. Also, many of the characters in the book have food allergies, so it's good for showing a young child that many have food allergies.

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