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Even Superheroes Get Diabetes (Insulin Comics) Paperback – Unabridged, May 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Insulin Comics
  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC / Wild Indigo; 1st edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598583026
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598583021
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

This book is intended to help kids, parents, teachers and friends cope with diabetes. It is written primarily for kids(age 5-9), but any adult involved in the world of diabetes will relate.

About the Author

Children's book author, mother and philanthropist, Sue Ganz-Schmitt, is passionate about helping children, and families globally. She is co-founder of an AIDS orphanage in Haiti, has traveled to China to help medically challenged orphans, and set up a birthing clinic in rural India. Yet, her writing is inspired by local children.
 
Even Superheroes Get Diabetes was created when her neighbor was diagnosed at the age of three with type 1 diabetes. Wanting to help the distressed family, she searched the internet for inspiring children's books, then decided that she would have to write the kind of book she was unable to find.
 
ESGD has reached #4 in the category of Children's Health on Amazon.com, and can be found in doctor's offices nationwide. Sue has been a featured speaker at Dodger Stadium during the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's annual walk, which hosted over 20,000 attendees.
 
This author's second book, The Princess and the Peanut, grew out of compassion toward a friend's kindergartner with a severe peanut allergy. And, her newest project, Even Pirates Get Leukemia, evolved after her daughter's playmate battled and won a fight against leukemia.
 
Identifying that medically challenged children are underserved by the children's literary world, Sue  strives to provide high quality and inspiring books for children and family who need heroes and icons they can relate to from diagnosis and beyond.
 
As a San Diego State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business/Marketing in 1986, Sue's immediate goal was to get out and see the world. She fulfilled this by working in international sales and licensing for the entertainment industry, managing customers across 40 countries. 
 
Sue Ganz-Schmitt lives in a rural mountain community in Los Angeles with her two daughters and husband. She produces children's musical theater, has sung on Broadway in RENT, and writes for the local paper. 

More About the Author

Children's book author, mother and philanthropist, Sue Ganz-Schmitt, is passionate about helping children, and families globally. She is co-founder of an AIDS orphanage in Haiti, has traveled to China to help medically challenged orphans, and set up a birthing clinic in rural India. Yet, her writing is inspired by local children with diabetes, severe allergies, leukemia. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business (Marketing) in 1986, and now lives now lives in a rural mountain community in Los Angeles with her two daughters and husband. She produces children's musical theater, has sung on Broadway in RENT, and contributes to an L.A. area local paper.

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It is wonderfully written and illustrated in a fun comic book style.
S. Michalak
Their lives do change and they sometimes need to be superheros to cope and this book brings that all to the fore in a very kid friendly way!
Britta B
I highly recommend this fun and colorful book to anyone looking for a way to talk about diabetes with a child.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Always Right on August 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
This wonderful book takes a serious subject and makes understanding and dealing with it kid-friendly. The talented author has a knack for "speaking kid" and brings a warm hearted lightness to this subject with humor while still treating the child reader with respect by including explainations of the facts. I highly recommend this fun and colorful book to anyone looking for a way to talk about diabetes with a child.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Piper A. Norwood on May 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
I got to see a group of children at a birthday party having this book read to them. They were completely enthralled. While others played raucously outside, they listened to every word. Wonderful!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By umhafs on February 17, 2010
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The author of this book should get an award. It is very creative and the drawings are fabulous. Super funny and definitely puts a positive spin on Type 1 diabetes. I loved it, and sent copies to family, friends, and school staff. I also thought it would be a great way to break the ice with anyone who is making fun of a diabetic child at school.

Most of all, it helps our kids feel like superheroes (because they are) and has a good lesson about helping others all around the world who may not have the same medical amenities that we have.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Michalak on January 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
I could not keep myself from crying as I first read this book to my diabetic child, I kept getting severely choked up on many pages, and had a hard time finishing this story without sobbing. It is wonderfully written and illustrated in a fun comic book style. I wish we had this in our home right after diagnosis. A friendly way to explain diabetes to children, and to give strength and inspiration to a diagnosed child.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Macromeria on February 3, 2013
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My five year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes less than a year ago. Our family reads a lot, so I have wanted to get him some books about diabetes, but so many of the kids books about living with diabetes are really pretty bad. I took a chance on this one and I'm so very glad I did. The week it arrived he insisted on reading it over and over. He loves it. It helps that the kid in the story is about his age and so he can relate directly to the character's experience of diagnosis and such. But it also helps that it's about a superheroes, of course! Not too sappy or saccharine or simple, this book is clever, funny, and real (well, not the flying-in-the-sky part, but that's superheroes for you).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Britta B on July 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book is fantastic! My 11 year old just read it and giggled and enjoyed it all the way through. I highly recommend it for all families with type 1 kids.

We bought all the books available when our son was first diagnosed and they were out of date on the info (i.e. "can't eat birthday cake" and only "apples" WHAT??!! That's not the way we care for diabetes!). Plus they were pretty boring or lacked inspiration. This book is current, engaging and very inspiring for kids with this condition. Their lives do change and they sometimes need to be superheros to cope and this book brings that all to the fore in a very kid friendly way!

Thank you for this book!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By TimmyCat on May 19, 2007
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This is a terrific book for any child who has diabetes, and for siblings and classmates, too. It demystifies the experience and offers truly beautiful illustrations. Every school library should have a copy--pediatricians' offices, too!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By aussie2 on November 21, 2010
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This book was a big hit with my 8 (nearly nine year) old diabetic son who chuckled his way through reading it. I have to disagree respectfully with the reviewer who said this book was mainly for younger children. My son is a good reader with an advanced vocabulary and this book captured his imagination and made him feel like he too was a bit of a superhero! I highly recommend this book.
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