If your daughter suffers from food allergies, I suggest picking up a copy of Kylie’s Special Treat: A Food Allergy Fairy Tale. This adorable children’s book by Letizia Barbetta tells the story of Princess Kylie’s adventures at Prince Steven’s ball.
Guests at the ball are supposed to bring homemade food or dessert. Kylie is allergic to milk, eggs, and nuts, so she decides to make her famous sugar cookies to show Prince Steven that treats safe for people with allergies can taste as good as traditional treats. Prince Steven ends up loving her cookies and the two of them live happily ever after.
Ms. Barbetta said she was inspired to write Kylie’s Special Treat after her daughter asked her why there were no princesses with food allergies. She wanted to write a story that made children feel better about living with food allergies.
Even though I have a son and my child doesn’t have food allergies, I can see how Kylie’s Special Treat would be a hit with young girls who are struggling to find a way to fit in with their peers while dealing with food allergies. Kylie is just the sort of sweet and spunky heroine that young girls are sure to love.
Kylie’s Special Treat includes the recipe for Kylie’s sugar cookies, so you can bake treats with your child after reading the story. There are also free printable activities for kids and a collection of food allergy resources for parents available on the book’s website.
If you have a child with food allergies, I’d love to know what you think of this story.
Disclaimer: A copy of Kylie’s Special Treat was provided by the publisher for the purpose of preparing this review.
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