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Why Can't I Have a Cupcake? A Book for Children with Allergies and Food Sensitivities

Why Can't I Have a Cupcake? A Book for Children with Allergies and Food Sensitivities by Betsy Childs and Dan Olson, is a well-written and nicely illustrated book that can help both kids with food sensitivities who can’t always eat what they want and friends of kids with these issues understand how hard it can be.

 

Thank you to Betsy Childs for sending me a copy of this book.  I am donating it to my local library. 


 

 

I recommend this book for younger families that are dealing with the adjustment to the gluten free diet.  In the book, a six-year-old boy who is the main character is going to a party and he can’t eat a cupcake because it has gluten in it. 

 

Why Can't I have a Cupcake

 

His mom packs him an alternative snack but he is not too excited about it.  At the party, he learns that other kids are just like him and also can’t eat all of the party food.  One boy has a dairy allergy and can’t have ice cream! 

 

Why Can't I have a Cupcake

 

The best part is that after the party his mom takes him out for a very special treat.

 


Lessons

 

  • You are not alone!  There are lots of kids these days that have special diets.
  • But, you can still have fun at the party and enjoy yourself.
  • And, your Mom is a super-hero when she finds you gluten free treats that make you feel the same as all of the other kids.  


About the Author and Illustrator



Betsy Childs is a writer from Birmingham, Alabama. She is the author of The Boy Who Cried Over Everything and The Girl Who Got Out of Bed.


Dan Olson is a husband and father of four. In addition to drawing, he loves church history and baseball. He works for The Gospel Coalition and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has illustrated The Boy Who Cried Over Everything and The Girl Who Got Out of Bed, both written by Betsy Childs.


Find Why Can't I Have a Cupcake?: A Book for Children with Allergies and Food Sensitivities on Amazon.com.

 

Do you have a favorite Children's Book about living Gluten Free?

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