Regina has a huge, princess-themed, peanut-filled cake planned for her birthday party, that is until she learns that her best friend Paula has a severe peanut allergy! In this introduction to food allergies, Regina learns how dangerous an allergic reaction can be, and how she can best help a friend stay safe. With dimensional and bright illustrations, this book perfectly depicts the importance of respecting a friend's needs.
|Publisher:||Whitman, Albert & Company|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Wendy McClure is the author of several books for adults and children, including The Wilder Life and the Wanderville series. She lives in Chicago with her husband. Tammie Lyon has illustrated more than fifty books for children. She began illustrating at a very young age while drawing at the kitchen table with her dad. She lives in Ohio with her husband and loves to spend the day in her studio with her dog, Gus.
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The Princess and the Peanut Allergy based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This is a good example of REALISTIC FICTION because it is convincingly true and prompts readers to empathize with other people. It addresses the issue of peanut allergies, showing the point of view of both the girl with the allergy and her friend.Age Appropriateness: primaryMedia: watercolor (?)
The Princess and the Peanut Allergy is a story that talks about allergies with children. A young girl named Regina is having a princess birthday party. She wants to invite her best friend Paula. At school, Regina explains the details of her party to Paula. She explains her princess theme, playing Space Dragons, and the details of her perfect cake. As Regina explains the castle cake, brownie bricks, and ice cream cones with candy towers, Paula stops her to ask what kind of cake it is. Regina says that she is having peanut candy and peanut brownies. Paula explains to Regina that she is allergic to peanuts. She cannot have anything with peanuts in it, not even one small peanut. Regina is upset that Paula cannot eat her perfect birthday cake. The girls are angry at each other when they leave school that day. After talking to her mom at home, Regina goes to sleep and dreams about the princess and the pea. She dreams about how small the pea was and how much it bothered the princess. She decides to go to the bakery and asks the baker if she can make a perfect birthday cake without peanuts, not even one. The baker says that she can make the cake perfectly. Regina calls Paula and tells her she changed her cake for the party. Paula is very excited and enjoys the cake at Regina’s party. This story is very interesting for young children. It teaches them that allergies can be very serious. The girl in the story is considerate of her friend’s allergy and changes her party food. I would use this book in my classroom as a teacher. I would probably talk about allergies and the seriousness of them. I would talk about being considerate of people with allergies and not joking with them about their allergies. If I were to do an activity in my classroom with this book I would explain to my students that we may have food allergies in the classroom and we should make signs for those allergies. I could have the children make signs that say “no peanut butter, no peanuts, no chocolate, etc.” Whatever the allergy is, I can have the children make signs saying what they cannot have in the classroom. This way, children are more aware of the allergies in the classroom and they understand what they can and cannot have.
This book teaches children to be considerate of others who are different. The vided pictures and the story line kept my students engaged the whole time. They were even able to connect with the story because one of our classmates has a peanut allergy. This book is now one of our favorites and we've read it several times!