The GF Kid: A Celiac Disease Survival Guide

By | August 17, 2017

Book Description
“I’m no different than any other kid. I m just a GF kid”;, says Paris, matter-of-factly. She is the spunky eleven-year-old narrator of this story for kids with celiac disease who must eat gluten-free (GF) foods.
With equal parts humor and directness, Paris* gets right down to business explaining what it is like to have celiac disease. (*Paris’s mom wrote the story, full of her daughter’s wisecracking comments, and her dad drew the funny, cartoony illustrations.)
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects 1 in 133 kids. If you have celiac disease, you cannot tolerate gluten, a substance found in many foods, including–gulp!–cake, cookies, pasta, or pizza.

Don’t sweat it. Paris has creative GF solutions for you. She offers tips on what to bring to school, parties, and sleep-overs; where to shop for GF foods at stores and online; and how to choose from among plenty of foods that don’t contain gluten, like bananas, yogurt, popcorn, chocolate pudding cups, hamburgers, soda, and more!
Paris explains that you don t have to worry about your friends either. They’ll get on board once they understand that eating even a tiny bit of gluten can make you sick, tired, or slow your growth.

In THE GF KID, you’ll find everything you need to know to get on with your gluten-free life, including:

What celiac disease is and how you can manage it

How to choose safe, gluten-free foods and what to avoid

Lists of gluten-free foods (and candy!)

Tips for eating away from home (restaurants, school, friends homes, the movies)

Keeping your gluten-free stuff separate from gluteny stuff

Favorite GF recipes

If you’re the parent of a preteen or young teen with celiac disease -whether your child is newly diagnosed or has been living with celiac disease for a while -you’ ll want to have this friendly and empowering book for your child.
It is also a great read for friends, neighbors, classmates, and teachers who want to be supportive and help your son or daughter be a GF kid.

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The real deal! on 08/17/2017 at 08:04.

Best book to buy when you just find out your child can’t eat gluten! I bought this book for my son over 3 years ago…and I still find him reading it from time to time!I bought it when we first found out he had Celics Disease and I was on the computer 24/7 finding out all we needed to know. I was determined to make it a fun lifestyle for him. This book made him feel like he was in good company and we love the way the words and illustrations were fun and sketchy. He loves all the ideas of snacks and foods…and what to do when he goes to a sleep-over…

Amazon Customer on 08/17/2017 at 08:28.

Very Fun and Very Educational My nine-year-old neice has celiac disease. I borrowed the book from the library first, and then bought it when I found it so informative for adults, and so much fun for kids. It is presented in quasi-comic book format, with a young teen girl narrating about what it’s like to have celiac disease. Mostly she explains what she can and can’t eat, and how she handles eating at her friends’ houses, eating out, and not being “different” when she’s different. I figured Jessie knew all these things,…

Amazon Customer on 08/17/2017 at 08:48.

Such a helpful book for a newly diagnosed Celiac Kid. This book gives a voice to children with a very serious disease. My daughter has recently been diagnosed with Celiac, she is 11 as well. This book is very basic, but covers the most important aspects of Celiac in the view of a preteen. What they can eat, looking at labels, explaining it to people and their peers, and the unfortunate results of eating gluten. Thank-you. She felt better about herself knowing there is an explaination for the many symptoms she has had. She took the book to school…