Many of you will remember Emma’s excellent first book, Living with Allergies – Practical tips for all the family, which came out last year (review here) and which has been flying off the shelves ever since.
Well, now she wants to get the kids involved. So she is Crowdfunding for second book, You, Me and Food Allergies.
This one will be aimed at 3–7 year olds. It will explain all aspects of food allergy in a clear, factual way so that even small children can become actively involved in managing their own allergies – not only making them a lot safer but also dispelling some of the scariness of having a food allergy. The book will include lots of fun illustrations and practical exercises –
and will cover:
- What food allergies are
- Symptoms and reactions
- Testing and diagnosis
- Food challenges and reintroductions
- Anaphylaxis and adrenaline injectors
- Staying safe
- Starting school and pre-school
- How friends and family can help
- Dealing with worries
All information will be applicable internationally (ie. no emergency numbers or brand names) so it can help educate children worldwide.
But Emma needs money…..
£15,000 is her aim which should cover the creation of the book but also, she hopes, copies for schools and allergy clinics, plus printable online resources, posters, activity packs and teacher and parent support pages.
Any contributions welcome – and lots of tempting offers if you donate £10 or more….
Check in to the Crowdfunding page for more.
And Emma only has 32 days left to raise the funds, so don’t delay…..