Meet Alfie - a young boy with asthma. Alfie invites readers to learn about asthma from his perspective, describing how it feels to have an asthma attack and what the common triggers are. He talks about the challenges of having asthma and how important it is that his friends and the people around him can recognise the signs when he starts feeling short of breath and know how to help. Alfie also gives simple instructions on using asthma inhalers and other medical treatments.
This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and speech therapists working with children who stammer. It is also an excellent starting point for group discussions at home or school.
Lesley Mills is an Asthma Specialist Nurse Advisor and has worked in many different surgeries across the UK. She has completed several courses on asthma management and has run asthma education sessions for nurses and doctors.
Rosy Salaman is an artist and illustrator who studied History of Art at Bristol University and Illustration at the Chelsea College of Art & Design. She lives in London, UK.
Meet Ellie – a young girl with epilepsy. Ellie invites readers to learn about epilepsy from her perspective. She introduces us to some friends who help present the varying forms of epilepsy. Ellie and her friends help children to understand the obstacles that they face by telling them what it feels like to have epilepsy, how it affects them physically and emotionally, how epilepsy can be treated and how the condition is often misunderstood by people who do not know the facts. *Contents:* 1. Introducing Ellie, who has... More info
Meet Rosie – a teenage girl with* anorexia*. Rosie invites readers to learn about anorexia and how it makes her see herself differently to how other people see her. She also introduces readers to Natalie who has* bulimia*, Ben who has* selective eating problems* and Beth who has AFRID (*Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder*). They all explain why they find food difficult and how their eating disorders are different. This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to understanding the complex issues surrounding eating disorders. It shows family, friends and teachers how... More info
Meet Max - a boy with Tourette syndrome (TS). Max invites readers to learn about Tourette's from his perspective, helping them to understand what tics and triggers are and what it feels like to have TS. He explains how living with TS can sometimes be difficult, and how people around him can help him to feel happy and accepted. This illustrated book is ideal for young people aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and other professionals working with children with TS. It is also an... More info