Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Princess and The Peanut Educates Children On Life Threatening Allergies

The Princess and the Peanut: A Royally Allergic Tale

By: Sue Ganz-Schmitt
Illustrated by: Micah Chambers Goldberg
Release: October 2011
Ages: 4-9 years
38 Pages

Product Description: Every queen knows that in order to find out if a princess is REAL, one must send the "alleged" princess to bed on a magnificent pile of mattresses, slip in a pea, and see how she sleeps.  But when the royal kitchen is fresh out peas, the queen tries a peanut instead.  The princess turns out to be as real as her food allergies. 

This vibrant and humorous tale inspires, and educates children with allergies, as well as those who live in, and around food sensitive kingdoms.  Includes a food allergy guide for adults, and kid-friendly allergy definitions.

What I Can Tell You:
If you have a child with peanut allergies you will understand just how important this story is. As the mom of children with peanut allergies it was nice to see something created just for them. The writer Sue Ganz-Schmitt took the story of the Princess and the Pea and changed it just a bit. In this story, a woman claiming to be a princess shows up at the prince's house after a thorough search through the Kingdom for a real princess, there were none. The Queen and the staff decide to do the test with mattresses and a pea but there are no peas in sight. So, they use a peanut! Lo and behold the "princess" ended up with an allergic reaction. She IS A PRINCESS! The prince who loves his PB&J decides to give up his beloved sandwiches and live with eat just jelly from now on as long as he can do it with the princess at his side. The End!

Well, not really because I would be remiss to not mention the illustrations by Micah Chambers-Goldberg! Truly works of art to accompany the story!

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