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.
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.