Fabulous Me Piper Lee and the Peanut Butter Itch
Quite recently our son was diagnosed with a peanut butter allergy. He did not eat any, he simply got a small drop of peanut butter on his skin and the reaction came on pretty quick. His eyes were swelling up and hives developed on his face and his lips felt like they were burning. Our sons doctor diagnosed him as having a life/death tree nut allergy.
About the book
Like many children, Piper is allergic to peanuts. Allergic reactions happen when a person’s immune system believes that it has eaten or come in contact with something that is bad for the body. Chemicals will then be released. These chemicals can cause a person to develop minor to severe allergic reactions. A severe allergic reaction is called anaphylaxis (sounds like anna-phil-lax-sis).
Fabulous Me Piper Lee and the Peanut Butter Itch is a fabulous book that children will enjoy reading and listening to time & time again. The Illustrator did an awesome job on the graphics, that really bring the story to life. It contains thirty two unnumbered colorful pages that tell the story in a way that kids can understand. While my son didn’t consume peanut butter, this book is a useful tool in teaching not only my son, but any other kids and their parents the dangers involved for those that suffer with peanut butter allergies.
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About the Author
Tolya Thompson received a Bachelors of Science in Pre-Med Biology from Southern University A&M College in Louisiana, performed research at the University of Colorado in the Department of Dermatology, then moved to New York and graduated from Weill Medical College of Cornell Universitys Physician Assistant Program. After receiving board certifications in medicine and surgery she interned at Ms. Magazine under the mentorship of the legendary Editor-in-Chief, Marcia Gillespie.
She works in the ER at the Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, California. She established and directs the Fabulous Me Campaign to increase health literacy and bringing children and families to greater understanding of many health issues that impact children.