A few weeks ago, I was contact from a fellow food allergy mom that lives “across the pond,” Josie Warburton. Josie is an amazing writer with a brand new book food allergy book series for young children based on the character, Freddy the Mouse.
Today, I’m reviewing Freddy meets Bones. In this book Freddy the Mouse meets Bones, a mouse pirate who is allergic to fish.
I loved this book for young audiences of age one to six who are still learning what it is to have food allergies and are feeling restricted. The pictures are bright and colorful and the pirate theme is very entertaining for kiddos. The story centers on Freddy the Mouse happening upon a friend, Bones, who wants to be a pirate but doesn’t think he can be since he’s allergic to fish. Freddy gives his friend, Bones, confidence and shows him there is much more to being a pirate than eating or touching fish!
The book features a number of important lessons: 1) Food allergies will only limit you if you let them 2) Enlist your friends to help you be safe 3) Always carry your medicine with you 4) Never eat something without checking what food it is made out of first.
I would highly recommend this book to introduce young children to food allergies. It is a great way to restore their confidence after a food allergy diagnosis and is the perfect supplement to, Freddy meets Nutmeg (another book by Warburton that will get the ball rolling on one of the most important conversations you will ever have with your child)!
Stay tuned, as I’ll be posting on one more of Josie’s books soon! Thanks to Josie for helping food allergy moms everywhere teach their children about food allergies with the help of Freddy the Mouse!