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New Toddler/kids Book On Celiac

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'How I Eat Without Wheat': New Book Helps Children Cope with Restricted Diets

SAN DIEGO, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen Fine helps young readers take

a positive approach to revitalizing their health through a gluten-free diet

in her new book, "How I Eat Without Wheat" (now available through


Jack is a young boy who suddenly becomes sick and doesn't know why. His

parents take him to the doctor, and they find out that Jack can no longer

eat wheat, rye or barley because he has celiac disease. Jack embraces his

new diet and learns about all the alternative ingredients that can be used

in recipes so that he can still enjoy his favorite foods.

Jack's story is told in fun rhyme and accompanied by entertaining and

vibrant full-color illustrations. The book shows children that they are not

alone in their dietary restrictions and can feel better while still eating

good foods. "[i hope to] inspire children who have diets that restrict them

from eating anything with gluten (wheat, rye or barley) to live a happy

'normal' life," says Fine.

Fine holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and commercial art and an

MBA in computer resource and information management. She flew search and

rescue helicopters for the U.S. Navy for nine years and remains active in

the Navy Reserve as a lieutenant commander. The inspiration for this book

arose when Fine's oldest son was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003.

Since then, she has conducted extensive research to learn more about how to

help educate young children on how they can live a normal life. She is very

involved with children's activities due to her two young sons and four

nieces, including reading to her sons' preschool and nursery classes and

volunteering with classroom activities. Fine is an avid writer and has been

published in several trade magazines and newsletters. "How I Eat Without

Wheat" is her first children's book. More information is available at


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I am supposed to be recieving a copy of this book and I will post a review and let ya all know what I think of it!!

I love that there is another kids book on celiac. I hope it is a good one.

I love Eating Gluten Free with Emily. It is a cute book, geared more twards K-3rd grade. This new book sounds like it is geared to younger ones...toddlers.

Has anyone had a chance to read it yet? I'd love to hear other opinions.

-Jessica :rolleyes:


Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!


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I recieved my copy of the book today. I thought it was pretty good. I would not say it is geared twards toddlers as I previously thought. It has some large words for younger children, they may not understand the idea that is being portrayed. Another downside is that they only mention wheat, rye, and barley..........and leave out oats. I would have liked to have seen oats included because there is so much research yet to be done on that subject.

On the positive......the illustrations are cute and bright colored. Kids would really like them. I like that it has some rhyming words so the text flows. The book does a good job of breaking the information down so little ones can understand it. Overall I think it is a good book. If you have little ones, it would be a great bedtime story :)

-Jessica :rolleyes:


Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!


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I have a copy of the book and it just fabfabfab! The pictures are bright, colorful and just sweet as can be. The text is wonderfully easy for a child to understand. It is a perfectl little helper for children. They can understand what they have to go through or what their friends and siblings are dealing with. I think it is a must have for any bookshelf! Heck, I don't have children and I wanted a copy.


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