Books for Kids with Food Allergies

The Allergic Princess and The Allergic Prince

customizable allergy book kids

From the time my son had his first allergic reaction at 2 years old, I have been on the lookout for allergy books for him. It’s the best way for kids to understand what is happening. They can look at the pictures and listen to the story about someone else who is allergic as well… someone they could relate to, be it a chipmunk, a cow, a cute kid, etc.

IS PEANUT THE ONLY ALLERGY?

Why are all the kids’ allergy books about peanuts? My son is allergic to peanuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts. My daughter is allergic to peanuts, milk, cashews, pistachios, sesame seeds, shrimp, and salmon.

Seriously, I had such a hard time picking a book for them. Each time after I read any book to my kids, I’d have to supplement, and remind my kids that they have different allergic foods. Yes, both my kids are allergic to peanuts, but there’s a whole list of allergic foods for each of them as well.

We have a collection of EIGHT BOOKS and none of them served my need perfectly.


ADAPTABLE KIDS ALLERGY BOOK

Not to be defeated, my daughter and I have created the perfect book for your child. The main character will have the same allergic foods and allergic symptoms as your own child.

The Allergic Princess and The Allergic Prince

customizable allergy book kids

Princess Isabella has food allergies. When she is tempted by unfamiliar foods, will she make the right choice to keep herself safe?

Prince Ethan has food allergies. When he is tempted by unfamiliar foods, will he make the right choice to keep himself safe?

The Allergic Princess and The Allergic Prince by Jennifer and Keira Chung is a delightful book that parents can read to their children with food allergies to make them more aware and confident in handling their food allergies when away from home. The book also teaches young children about the importance of always carrying an injectable epinephrine and using it during severe allergic reactions.

–Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD,
Director, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University

 

 
* The books contain the same story line. The Princess version has girls as the main characters whereas The Prince version has boys as the main characters.


How to adapt the books to reflect a child’s own food allergies:

Step 1: BUY the book(s) on Amazon.

Step 2: CUSTOMIZE by filling in the blanks on the following pages (ballpoint pens work best) :

  • Page 14 – Fill in all the relevant allergic foods, such as peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios, cashews, milk, sesame seeds, eggs, shrimp, wheat, soybeans, fish, shellfish, etc.
  • Page 16 – Fill in the child’s symptoms, such as itchy mouth, stomachache, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue or throat,  wheezing, vomiting, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, diarrhea, etc.
  • Page 31 – Fill in some safe snacks.

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This is a beautifully written book both in context and illustration. There is a series of lessons contained in the book that teaches confidence in a child that even though she has food allergy she is no different than any other child. Also, the discipline to say no to foods that she knows may contain ingredient that makes her sick. It teaches that a child with food allergy needs to take extra precautions and discipline but this doesn’t stop her from having fun and playing along with other children. I love that the book allows you to personalize with fill in the blanks. This is a great way to turn the reading experience into something a child can relate to like it’s their own storybook. Well done by Jennifer and Keira Chung!JEAN, mother to a nut allergic child.

 

Books for Kids with Food Allergies

The Allergic Princess and The Allergic Prince are colorful and playfully illustrated picture books that can be customized to accommodate multiple food allergies and different symptoms, thereby allowing you to target your child’s specific set of food allergies. Fill in the blanks with your child’s allergic foods and symptoms to create a story to which your child can fully relate.

The Allergic Princess and The Allergic Prince are essential resources for food allergic children to boost their confidence to self-advocate and make the right decisions during critical food situations.

Age range: 4-8 years old.

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Watch the trailer narrated by Keira.


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