Reviewer Tiffany Schlarman: Tiffany is an avid reader with a passion and love for books. Tiffany enjoys sharing her passion of reading with her children and her friends. She is a stay-at-home mom by day and works in management for a call center of a textbook company that provides for high schools, colleges and universities around the globe.
Author: Katie Corl
Illustrated by: Melanie Fix
Publisher: Windsong Publishing LLC
Peanut is a true story about a little boy named Kelly. Kelly is
allergic to peanuts. His parents discovered his allergy on his
first birthday during Kelly’s birthday party. From this time
on they had to keep Kelly away from all things peanut. His
allergy is so severe he cannot even touch them. The story helps
children like Kelly learn about their allergy and understand more
about allergies in general.
I really enjoyed The Pesky
Peanut! As a child I grew up going to an allergist for my many
allergies. Like Kelly I had a severe reaction that happened out
of the blue at a young age. For me, the allergy was to red
dye. Allergies are very serious and can be very confusing to
children who have them. It’s hard when you cannot eat things
other kids can. This book brings to light on of the more
popular known allergies, the peanut allergy. It also enables
children as well as adults to understand the dangers involved with an
The The Pesky Peanut is a
wonderful conversation starter for parents and children. It
enables you to talk about any allergy by using Kelly’s story as an
example. My daughters were very interested in the story and had
plenty of questions. They were also able to ask about my
allergies and made comments such as “Mommy, he was allergic to the
peanut like you’re allergic to cats”. I would recommend
this book for readers of all ages, especially children ages 3 -8.
It is an example of what an allergy is, what it can do, how quickly
it can escalate and how the danger of allergies can be avoided.
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