Title: Eppie the Elephant (who was allergic to peanuts)
Author: Livingstone Crouse
Illustrations: Steve Brown
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
Elephants love peanuts. But there is one little elephant by the name of Eppie who is very, very, very allergic to peanuts. This allergy makes Eppie very sad and she can feel very alone.
Eppie is going to school for the first time. She knows the rule of no peanuts by heart. With motivation and drive her main directive was to make friends and not worry about her allergy. She was hopeful that classmates wouldn’t view her as different, especially since it was uncommon for an elephant to be allergic to peanuts, a known favorite food.
Fortunate for Eppie, she did make a few friends. They had the best morning ever. But when it was time for lunch her good luck had taken a turn for the worst. She was to sit alone at the designated nut free table. Some of the classmates laughed even her new friends. Do you think Eppie would be alone forever or do you think her friends would come around with nut free lunches?
This very creative tale of peanut allergies is set in fun tongue twisty rhyme. It will help young readers understand that peanut allergies don’t make us any different, it can be a difference that can bring us closer together. Easy to read sentence structure along with colorful illustrations make this a fun beginner read for any child. Parents and teachers can use this as a tool to educate young readers on allergies and how they can affect us.
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