Fun blog break just for my kiddos!
Dixie Wants An Allergy
by Tori Corn
Available April 1!
It’s Dixie’s first day of school, and some of her classmates are sharing details about their various allergies. Bridget tells of her wheat allergy and how she gets to order a special meal from restaurants. Dixie thinks that must be a really special meal! And Charlie had to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance once due to his dairy allergy. Dixie thinks that must have been thrilling! Even Hannah gets to wear a fashionable bracelet due to her peanut allergy. Dixie races home and begins to eagerly search for the slightest sign of an allergy. After many failed attempts, Dixie discovers that she is allergic to something after all. But is getting what you wish for actually as exciting as it once appeared?
Dixie Wants an Allergy provides a comical and engaging approach for children who are beginning to learn about and who are coping with allergies—and who also have trouble finding what makes them unique. Corn’s playful text and Cote’s inviting illustrations encourage children to accept those with differences while learning that wanting what others have is not always a good idea.
Tori Corn, a former textile designer, spent many years designing fabrics and home furnishing products. She is very pleased that she switched careers and decided to become a writer and illustrator. Her first book, What Will It Be Penelope?, was published in May 2013. She and her family live in New York City.
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The Hope To Read family’s review:
4 out of 5 stars
What Hope (aka Mommy) says: A fun, laughing page-by-page read for children 6 and under. Dixie is a spirited kid (aren’t they all nowadays?) who just wants what everyone else seems to have…her innocence leads her to desire “honors” such as peanut-free “special” meals, a medical id bracelet, a ride in an ambulance, etc. BUT watch what you wish for! Getting sick is NO fun! Dixie’s story helps children see the ups and downs of having any type of allergy. Families and children will love and relate to Dixie and the comical way she learns the realities of living life with allergies. She may have grown up some and even learned something new about herself and her wants!
What Lily May (aka the youngest of four; 6 years old) says: Two thumbs up!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars