- 36 pages
- Premium Color
- 8.5 x 8.5 inches
- Young Children (7-11 yrs old)
- eBook (epub, pdf)
- 978-1-5255-4155-1 eBook
- 978-1-5255-4154-4 Paperback
- 978-1-5255-4153-7 Hardcover
- Juvenile Nonfiction, Social Topics, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
- Juvenile Nonfiction, Health & Daily Living, Diet & Nutrition
- Juvenile Nonfiction, Health & Daily Living, Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
allergies, peers, inclusion, empathy, anaphylaxis, diseases, friendship
You & Me & Allergies
Bringing Awareness to Environmental and Food Allergies Sensitivities
Shelly M. Orloff
“Why me?” Jena shouted as she stomped into her bathroom early one school-day morning…
Jena’s tummy hurt – again – and she couldn’t understand why she had to struggle with such physical discomfort at the worst of times. Jena knows that she has celiac disease, but it frustrates her that she has to stick to a different diet than what her friends can eat. Then one day at school Jena discovers that lots of other children face physical challenges as well. From asthma to Crohn’s disease, You & Me & Allergies will teach young readers that they are not alone in their individual struggles, and that they can help others who deal with allergies and potentially life-threatening conditions.
Shelly Orloff draws on the real-life issues faced by her family to create an engaging story about children dealing with allergies and other health concerns. Having worked in the school system for over twenty years, Shelly possesses a deep understanding of how to help children learn compassion and understanding of others. You & Me & Allergies is her first published book, and she hopes to write others featuring Jena and her friends.
Shelly lives in West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada with her loving husband, and their two dogs. They have been blessed with three uniquely talented grown children and a loving family consisting of an energetic grandson, a talented sister-in-law, devoted son-in-law and cherished daughter-in-law.
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