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Lara Takes Charge Hardcover – Large Print, July 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 26 pages
  • Publisher: HLPI Books (July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975418408
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975418406
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #883,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"This book goes straight to core of living with a chronic illness. It is a positive and brilliantly illustrated message." -- Dr. Kevin Kaiserman, Clinical Diabetes Program, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

About the Author

Rocky Lang is a film and television writer, director and producer who has created this book out of the experiences he has had with his own children and the need he found to uplift them and help them meet their challenges with a smile.

Sally Huss, author and illustrator was delighted to lend her hand with this project.


More About the Author

Rocky Lang is the author of five books. He is also a producer, director and writer in Hollywood. Lang has produced films such as White Squall directed by Ridley Scott, the Emmy Award winning Titanic, The Lifetime Image Award nominated movie, Racing For Time and he has directed three features and series television. Check out Rocky at www.rockylang.com for more information.

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Hopefully this book will help her become more accepting.
Khodor S. Ayach
The message of the book was great as well, and I look forward to reading it with my daughter often.
L. Blakeslee
I got this book for my son who just started kindergarten.
Brian Snyder

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Elliesings on May 18, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My Son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 3. Most of the books I purchased to read with him felt very sad. The children in the books were not able to eat regular food and their lives seemed restricted. And then I read Lara Takes Charge. I was thrilled to find a book that is positive that focuses on the fact that the child is normal and can do everything that all other children do- that is how I want my child to live his life. This is an uplifting happy book and my son and I love it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Joan L. Golub on September 15, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book. It is a powerful and optimistic message for kids and especially useful for younger children.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brian Snyder on October 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I got this book for my son who just started kindergarten. This book has delightful illustrations, addresses the work and frustration that goes into having diabetes, but is also very empowering. The language is simple but honest. It is the first time we have gotten him a book that addresses diabetes, so I watched his face carefully as I was reading it to him for the first time, and he just grinned every time he recognized something of himself in the main character, Lara. I am so glad we have this book and highly recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Manny Hernandez HALL OF FAME on September 23, 2008
Format: Hardcover
It can be challenging for a child with diabetes to go to school in a place where other kids don't quite understand what having diabetes means and the fact that children with diabetes are like them, except for a pancreas that doesn't work the way it should.

This title can be a great help for parents of kids with type 1 diabetes to explain the children around them what diabetes is like and what insulin, insulin pumps and testing imply, so that diabetic kids can feel better understood in school and other social environments.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Khodor S. Ayach on July 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 6year old niece has been diagnosed with Type1 DM. Hopefully this book will help her become more accepting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Blakeslee on October 12, 2009
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I was looking for a book that would explain Type I diabetes and a little bit about the pump to my daughter's Kindergarten class. I couldn't have been more pleased with this book. It was the perfect length, with easy to understand information. The message of the book was great as well, and I look forward to reading it with my daughter often.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grandma S on April 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This was a very cute book that told the story of a girl diagnosed with diabetes. Since my granddaughter had just been diagnosed, I purchased this book for her. Unfortunately, this book was written for a much younger child and my granddaughter's reading level is much higher so I had to send it back. If you have a younger child, say younger than 8, it is a very nice and simple book.
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