Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Children, ages 3-7, who have life-threatening peanut allergies.
Q: What is the book about?
A: A boy named Peter who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening peanut allergy. Like millions of other American children, he learns about his condition and how to self-advocate. Life-saving topics such as using epinephrine, wearing a medical alert bracelet, refraining from sharing food with others, and discussing his condition are addressed throughout beautifully illustrated pages – all in friendly language that won’t scare the reader.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: As a school psychologist, I know firsthand how to communicate serious information in non-threatening ways to children. As the mother of a peanut-allergic boy, I have a personal investment in the topic.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: It’s a story with a human central character, aimed at the 3-7 year-old set.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: We are THRILLED to announce that Peter Can’t Eat Peanuts has won the Parent-to-Parent Adding Wisdom Award: Top 20 of 2006; and has just been honored with the Mom’s Choice Award for Best Educational Book of 2006!