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Jessica Jacobs

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18 Oct 2012
Ben is like most children, except for one thing-he's allergic to peanuts! Find out how Ben takes control of his allergy in school, at parties, with friends, at T-ball practice, and with during holidays. Kids will learn to follow Ben's examples and speak up about their food allergy. The Peanut Pickle will help your child learn how to tell others about his food allergy and his need for a safe environment. It will teach them how to deal with difficult and awkward situations that inevitably arise when a child has a life-threatening food allergy.

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A beautifully illustrated and accessible story that helps children learn to cope with food allergy.

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Jessica Jacobs has a master's degree in physical therapy, but since 1995 has spent her time homeschooling her children and pursuing her writing career. She lives in Freeland, Michigan, with her husband and two children, one whom has a severe peanut allergy. Jacquelyn Roslyn is a student and visual artist, focusing on children's book illustration and medical illustration. She lives in New York City.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Children's Book About Peanut Allergy 8 Dec 2004
By Linda Coss - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The Peanut Pickle is a great book for young children who have peanut allergy, as well as their friends, neighbors and classmates. It tells the story of 6-year-old peanut-allergic Ben, who can't eat - or touch - peanuts or peanut butter without suffering a severe allergic reaction. Readers learn about the precautions Ben needs to take to keep himself safe in common social situations (including birthday parties, playdates, classroom celebrations, family get-togethers and more). Just as important, readers also see that Ben is a happy, friendly, likeable child just like other children - who just happens to be allergic to peanuts.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute must-have for families with a youngster who is allergic to peanuts 14 Sep 2005
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
An estimated 1% of the U.S. population is allergic to peanuts and/or tree nuts. The Peanut Pickle: A Story About Peanut Allergy combines the gifted storytelling of Jessica Ureel (the parent of a child with a severe peanut allergy) with the charming color illustrations of Elizabeth Brazeal. It tells the story of a young boy who is allergic to peanuts. Peanut allergy is a very serious condition; not only must he avoid eating peanuts or any food with peanut ingredients, but he cannot even touch peanuts or he will swell up with hives and become very sick. For this reason he cannot be around other kids if they have sticky peanut butter on their face, or are eating snacks with peanuts. He knows he must not eat food unless it has an ingredient label that adults have checked. It is important for him to speak up and tell others he has a peanut allergy. "My peanut allergy is a part of me. It goes with me wherever I go. And that's okay. People who care about me want me to stay safe and healthy. I care about myself, too." The Peanut Pickle describes many situations in which a potentially life-threatening exposure to peanuts can and must be avoided by speaking up, finding alternative foods, or even alternative activities. A final page offers rules for kids with peanut allergy and their parents to follow, such as "Carry your Epi-Pen with you at all times" and "Do not eat food if you don't know what's in it". An absolute must-have for families with a youngster who is allergic to peanuts, and a useful educational resource for teaching all children about food allergies.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to help your child understand their allergies 10 July 2006
By Lynn Schnalzer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My four year old is severely allergic to peanuts. He understands his allergy, wears his MedAlert bracelet and knows to ask about ingredients if I am not around, but I think that he sometimes feels a bit different/left out.

We read this book, and he said - "Mommy, Where did you find a book about me??" He asked that I re-read it 3 times!

We brought the book into his daycare center (per his request) and he told his teachers that we had brought in a book "About Me and My Allergy" and that he wanted to share it with his class so that they understood that he is "just like them except for the peanuts".

A few days after the teacher read the book to the class, I had other parents tell me that their children were talking about the book and asking them questions about how to keem my son from getting sick again.

What a great book - I recommend it to everyone.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! Must Need! 29 Aug 2006
By Noah's Mom - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a great book for children to share with friends and family. Puts things into perspective for everyone. Thank you so much for writing this book. Awesome job! Great pictures too. We love this book. My son takes his book everywhere and wants to read to everyone. He is only 3.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING! 29 April 2006
By M. Priem - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I thought this book was absolutely fabulous. Having a toddler with the peanut allergy can be very frightening. The book actually goes through different scenarios that can be dangerous for kids with peanut allergies. It teaches kids, AND ADULTS, how to take precautions, in a cute, likable manner. I think I learned as much as my daughter, who absolutely loves this book. It made a great addition to the library at her Pre-School, as many kids enjoy it, even those without the Peanut Allergy. It helped us tremendously. WELL WORTH THE PURCHASE. Even if you have an older child with a newly diagnosed nut allergy, I would recommend purchasing it just to learn about cross-contact risks.
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