Unwrapping today's book...
Authored by Anne Paradis
Illustrated by Eric Sévigny
In collaboration with the American Diabetes Association
Unwrapping some illustrations...
About the book...
Caillou is painting at his preschool when he notices his friend Emma is peeling an orange. He assumes it's snack time and goes to get his lunchbox to indulge also. His teacher, Miss Martin tells him it is not snack time yet and he gets confused. Why is Emma eating an orange?
"Emma has permission to eat extra snacks throughout the day, she said."
That does not seem fair to Caillou. Miss Martin stops the class activities, sits them all down, and explains to them that Emma has special permission because she has type 1 diabetes. She assures the children that they cannot catch it and that Emma needs extra food so she won't feel dizzy or tired as her day progresses.
Caillou takes it upon himself to reach out to Emma and protect her because of her illness. Emma teaches Caillou that even though she will have Diabetes 1 for the rest of her life she is still able to play, run and have fun just like the all the other kids, why she even beats him in a race. This eases his mind greatly and he now understands that Emma is taking all the precautions she needs to live a normal, happy life. She's pretty darn smart.
The book includes a poster created by the American Diabetes Association. The illustrations are bright, colourful and visually give a greater understanding of what Emma has to go through to keep her Diabetes 1 under control. This is a wonderful book to educate your child on this subject. I am sure it will create a lot of meaningful discussion between you and your child regarding Diabetes.
About the illustrator...
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