Book Review: The Girl Who Cannot Eat Peanut Butter

Having a child with a severe peanut allergy can be difficult and terrifying.  I am always afraid that Bean will accidentally eat something containing peanuts, while she is away from my husband or myself.  I also worry about what her peanut allergy does to her emotionally.  Does she feel different because she has to sit at the peanut free table?  Does she feel left out or get teased?  I hope not, but you never know what’s going through a child’s mind.

The Girl Who Cannot Eat Peanut Butter was written by Sharon Chisvin, and is a rhyming story for children about food allergies.  It has cute and colorful illustrations by Carol Leszcz.  The Girl Who Cannot Eat Peanut Butter is a short read with only 20 pages, but shares a big message. What I love about this book is not only does the book address general food allergy information, but it also focuses on the positive aspects of food allergies too.  It is a fun and enjoyable read that explains how all children are special in their own way.  It also focuses on the positive aspect of having a food allergy, like bringing yummy lunches to school every day!  I highly recommend this book to schools, day cares, or anyone who has a child with a food allergy!
Here are a couple of my favorite excerpts from the book
“But then she is reminded that everyone in class
Has something special or different that no one else has”
“Every day at noon Sam has such good lunches
That the other kids gather ’round her in bunches”
I am not the only one who loves this book.  The Girl Who Cannot Eat Peanut Butter has recently been added to the Kids with Food Allergies Foundation Resource List!   You can purchase The Girl Who Cannot Eat Peanut Butter  at for $9.95 or on for $9.95
Right now the Kindle version on Amazon is only 99 cents!  You can also find them on Facebook by clicking here.
My daughter loves this book. She said, “I really liked reading how everyone is different.  I also liked reading all the lunches Sam gets to bring to school, even though some of them sounded yucky.  I don’t think Sam really eats them though, and the writer was just trying to be funny.”

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of THE GIRL WHO CANNOT EAT PEANUT BUTTER to review, however the thoughts and opinions posted here are my own, and were in no way influenced.

About Annie

I have a daughter with a severe peanut allergy. She was diagnosed when she was 2. She is 11 now. I have lived the battles of having a child with food allergies, and feel education and awareness makes all the difference.

Posted on April 6, 2013, in Allergy Books, Book Review, Food Allergies and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks fro reviewing The Girl Who Cannot Eat Peanut Butter !

  2. Enjoyed studying this, very good stuff, regards . A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. by Aristophanes. ddeeadkcedca

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