The Girl who cannot eat peanut butter – review and giveaway

22 Jan

Allergies are so common now, at my daughter’s school it is nut, egg and fish free. It can be hard to explain to kids why they can’t bring their favourites to school sometimes and The girl who cannot eat peanut butter book is a great read for kids. Whether they have an allergy or not, the book really reaches out to them.

peanut butter It’s about a girl named Sam, who is allergic to peanuts. It explains how all the kids in the class are different in many ways, and why Sam can’t be around peanuts and a bit of what would happen to her. It even explains how she found out she was allergic, which I know is a question my kiddo has asked.

The book is very easy for kids to understand, and I love the section that explains all the other yummy options Sam can bring to school instead of peanut butter. It even acknowledges that Sam does get sad when she can’t have certain items, but really helps kids focus on how everyone is different and that’s how the world is.

The book is written by local author Sharon Chisvin who has a daughter with a peanut allergy, and illustrated by Carol Leszcz who also has kids with food allergies.

You can buy the book on their website – I’m a big fan of buying books for the classroom or library and this one will really hit home with all the kids. Either they themselves have an allergy, or a sibling, friend, cousin or most likely a classmate.

One lucky person will be winning a copy of The girl who cannot eat peanut butter – here’s how to enter:

1 – comment with why you’d want to win this, for you, the school, etc.

2 – Tweet or post the link to this giveaway on your facebook and comment that you did so

3 – Like them on facebook

Make sure to comment seperately for each entry – giveaway open to all Canadians and will end Friday the 25th at noon – good luck everyone!


20 Replies to “The Girl who cannot eat peanut butter – review and giveaway

  1. My nephew is deathly allergic to peanuts. I would love this for my own kids to help explain as they are only 3 and 5 and don’t really understand it. A child in my sons kindergarten class is allergic to MILK and we’ve been requested to not send him with any cheese and yogurt products! Try explaining that to a 5 year old!

  2. I would love to be able to donate this to my daughters’ grade 1 classroom. Her school is peanut free which is so common now but I don’t think that they really comprehend why. This would be a great resource for teachers. *Would let her read it first though at home 🙂 she is like a sponge and such an avid reader. Good luck to everyone.

  3. I would love to get a copy of this book for my family. My son has a peanut/tree nut allergy and will be starting kindergarten in the fall so it would be a great tool to have for him! Also my 2 year old has a milk and egg allergy so any book that kids can relate too would be a plus in my family! Thanks!

  4. Have a friend who’s one year old son was recently found to be allergic to milk, peanuts and egg. Would love to be able to share it around with the kids in our church group so they can understand!

  5. This would be great to win for my daughter’s kindergarten class. We are lucky enough to belong to a school that is SO allergy aware (they even have a committee that meets on a bi-monthly basis).
    Our middle child, who is now 3, was diagnosed with a peanut allergy at age 14 months. We saw an allergist and on her second visit (when she was 2.5 years old) her RAST numbers were low enough for her to have an in-clinic nut challenge. It was ridiculously scary, but she did great and had no reaction this time around! She was lucky to be one of the small percentage that outgrow it. I’m SO thankful since I was so terrified about having to send her to school and having the potential dangers that can happen. No more epipens for us!
    This would be a great book to have in EVERY school since the food-allergy numbers just keep going up and up. We are actually participating in an allergy study with my youngest (who is 10 months old) and we’ve been followed by them since he was in utero and will be followed up with the study until he is 6 years old. Trying to get answers as to why the number of food allergies is increasing so much in our kids!

  6. I think it would helpful for all kids to read this and hopefully help them understand. Food allergies are way too common these days and I think all kids need to be aware, whether they have a food allergy or not.

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