The best Book ever written for Kids with Eczema
Book: 34 pages
By Jack Hughes
The story is about Emmy who is a dinosaur and her struggle not to scratch her itchy eczema. She tries really hard but sometimes the temptation is just too much and she gives in making her eczema sore. Daniel loves joining in with the Scratch, Scratch, Scratch part. Her friends try and help her by saying don't scratch Emmy but Emmy has to discover that scratching doesn't help for herself. At the end of the story Emmy recognises that scratching isn't the best idea and really mums special cream isn't that bad! We have re-read it several times.
The illustrations are delightful and the fact they characters are dinosaurs makes the book very approachable.
Perfect for Child Cares and Primary Schools to have as part of their PSHE curriculum but also for any children between 2 ½ and 6 who suffer from eczema.
Book review by Megan Daley
I have a few friends with little ones who have eczema, and have taught countless children over the years who have suffered with eczema and other skin conditions. With parental permission, it is great to sensitively and openly discuss medical conditions which might be present in your classroom, family or extended circle of family and friends. Literature deals with some tough subjects and childhood illness is one them.
The little series of books I’m reviewing here today deal with deafness, eczema, poor eyesight and stammers. They are aimed at very young children, so are full of humour, friendship and lots of brightly coloured dinosaurs. Children who have any of these conditions will love seeing their experiences reflected in a book.
In ‘Emmy’s Eczema’, Emmy the dinosaur has eczema, which makes her skin really itchy. She knows she shouldn’t scratch, but sometimes she just can’t help it. The cream that her mum has is really sticky and icky and she doesn’t like it. Her mum makes cream for her out of flowers (humans of course go to the pharmacy!) and one day she runs out of the flowers. Emmy’s skin starts to get so itchy and red. Emmy’s friends Dachy, Steggie and Rex (all dinosaurs) help her to find more flowers and calm her skin down.
It’s a super simple story but it explains the major symptoms of the condition. Might need to tell your little ones that humans use cream not flowers for relief or your garden might be stripped of flowers!
Be The First To Review This Product!
Help other The Allergy Shop Pty Ltd users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.