is lovingly written and illustrated. This story can help your children, their friends, and teachers learn about peanut allergies. --Bonnie Baswell, M.D., Allergist, Colorado Springs, CO
As a preschool nurse, I found this book to be a wonderful educational tool for young children and their siblings. --Kathy McGee, R.N., B.S.N., Colorado Springs, CO
Its combination of thoughtful text and simple illustrations engages the interest and dialogue of young listeners and readers alike. --Linda Vogelaar, Woodmen Roberts Preschool Teacher, Colorado Springs, CO
About the Author
Nicole Smith is the author of Allie the Allergic Elephant: A Children s Story of Peanut Allergies
and Cody the Allergic Cow: A Children s Story of Milk Allergies
and Chad the Allergic Chipmunk: A Children s Story of Nut Allergies.
She became interested in writing a children s book on peanut allergies after discovering her son, Morgan, has life threatening peanut allergies.
She is the author of the Web site, Allergicchild.com, supporting families and communities dealing with severe food allergies.
Nicole was raised on several military bases, but has called Colorado Springs home for many years. She graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D. C. and went on to work in the field of finance for several years.
Nicole has served as Treasurer for the non-profit organization, Kids With Food Allergies, Inc. and has helped school districts across the United States manage food allergies and create safe environments for food allergic children.
Nicole is currently serving on the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) Advocacy Steering Committee to help build a strong nationwide presence for the food allergy community in the public policy arena, and to actively seek to increase federal funding for food allergy research.