Tuesday, April 1, 2014

'Dixie Wants an Allergy' by Tori Corn

Book description:

It’s Dixie’s first day of school, and some of her classmates are sharing details about their various allergies. Bridget tells of her wheat allergy and how she gets to order a special meal from restaurants. Dixie thinks that must be a really special meal! And Charlie had to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance once due to his dairy allergy. Dixie thinks that must have been thrilling! Even Hannah gets to wear a fashionable bracelet due to her peanut allergy. Dixie races home and begins to eagerly search for the slightest sign of an allergy. After many failed attempts, Dixie discovers that she is allergic to something after all. But is getting what you wish for actually as exciting as it once appeared?

Dixie Wants an Allergy provides a comical and engaging approach for children who are beginning to learn about and who are coping with allergies—and who also have trouble finding what makes them unique. Corn’s playful text and Cole’s inviting illustrations encourage children to accept those with differences while learning that wanting what others have is not always a good idea.

Advance Praise
"What a precious and delightful story! A clever theme and an important lesson leads to a learning experience and a positive conclusion. Dixie learns she can be "exceptional" without having to suffer." - Mallory Heart Reviews 
“This ridiculously cute book was so perfect! It was a creative and playful work that spoke about the various types of allergies that kids have. The illustrations were delightful, and Dixie was easy to love. I really liked it.” - Kim Teamer, Reviewer

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