The only peanut I am not allergic to, is my dog, Peanut

Series: Tilly Max and Bean


Tilly is a funny, kind, smart, chocolate-milk-loving kid who also happens to be dangerously allergic to peanuts. In fact, the only nut she’s not allergic to is her adorable Sausage Dog, Peanut.

Told from Tilly’s perspective, this sweet, laugh-out-loud children’s book takes young readers on a little girl’s journey, blending funny anecdotes and quirky illustrations to help kids better understand food allergies. This story also makes sure young readers understand that they are not their allergy, they just have an allergy. Tilly shares her (often funny) secret thoughts and tells us how she feels, physically and emotionally, as she develops symptoms and visits Dr. Lucy Goosey, who helps her get better and gives her the golden rules for staying safe. Tilly has her mom, two younger sisters, Max and Bean, and of course  Peanut, her nutty little Sausage Dog, that keeps her and our young readers entertained with this light-hearted story. Quirkily illustrated, this is a charming story for children (and dog lovers) that want to better understand allergies – be it their own, or a family member or a precious friend. 

Bonus Section

A fun Q&A section at the end of the book includes searching for hidden content and clues and testing insight and story recall. There are also age-appropriate questions that ask young readers to consider their emotions and those of the other characters in the book, cultivating a sense of empathy and deeper understanding. If you are raising independent thinkers this is a story you will love.  See more in the sample pages. 

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What readers are saying


"What a delightful, beautifully illustrated and written book. The children loved the bits of humour from Peanut the dog! In a gentle, caring and friendly way the book introduces children to the importance of knowing about allergies and reactions and is such a great resource to explain why we can’t just share our lunchbox with anyone at snack time. The range of emotions expressed in the book bring beautiful teaching moments for social and emotional learning in the classroom as our conversation went so much further than just the text on the pages."

Shanley Schaefer

Founder of Heart Matters Academy / Parent / Educator


"As a dad, I found Tilly and Peanut’s story taught both my children to understand allergies. I personally loved the blend of illustrations and food photgraphy together. The little scribbled commentaries dotted everywhere of Tilly’s secret thoughts were hilarious! A great, must have, book!"

Nick Denoon-Stevens

Dad of 2 children


"I am a granny to nine beautiful grandchildren and I loved sharing this book at sleepovers. At last we have found an informative story book that is brilliantly told and brightly illustrated. My own precious granddaughter was born with severe peanut allergy. The whole experience of dealing with an emergency situation was difficult at times it makes her feel afraid and also different from her little friends. The unknown is always fearful especially to little children. This book will help many parents and grandparents similar to Tilly’s how to manage an emergency situations. The author manages to teach little children about this experience in a light- hearted way without making them feel different. This story has been very helpful and enjoyed by my grandchildren."

Stella Messaris

Granny to 9 grandchildren


"This book is BRILLIANT. I mean it! So much detail without ever losing one's attention... text, gorgeous illustration, variation of font size and angles keeps everyone beautifully engaged, all that without losing story thread at all. Informs the reader without preaching. I could really go on. This is just fabulous. Truly very well done! "

Ruth Versfeld

Author and Writer


"If your child has a serious allergy, buy this book, it will help enormously. Loved this book. So cutely illustrated in a way that connects with the way children read, uncovering all the little elements of the story but by bit. Any parent who has a child with a concerning allergy should buy this book. "

Amazon Customer

United Kingdom


"This book is brilliant! A really great way to help little kids with allergies understand food intolerances and allergies. Also helps their friends and classmates to understand why they can't share or eat the same food they do. Its all wrapped up in a really lovely, engaging story with beautiful, bright illustrations that kids really connect with. They especially love the mischievous character of the sausage dog, peanut! I am recommending this book highly to all my friends - there are so many little kids with allergies and food intolerances these days, everyone needs to read it! I learnt a lot too about how to help kids feel safe and act safely. I can't wait to hear more from this author! "

Claire Dancaster

Mom in United Kingdom


"Fun and educational. Love it. Will be buying for all my little friends :-))"

Gauri Goel

United Kingdom


"Such a beautifully written and insightful book. My young daughters were completely captured by this story and asked many relevant questions about allergies. The illustrations are the best, along with little touches of humour that help keep a very serious topic light. A must-read for every child!"

Taryn Augoustatos

"This was a great bedtime read, and so easy for kids with allergies to relate to. We loved that it's based on a real family's story, and my son adored Peanut. The illustrations have all these sweet, funny details, so there's always something new to discover - we've dipped into it over and over. Definitely recommend!"