Aaron's Awful Allergies

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Aaron loves animals more than anything else in the world. But when he is diagnosed with allergies, the doctor tells him that his pets -- a dog, a cat, six kittens and six guinea pigs -- have got to go. After Aaron reluctantly finds each pet a new home, he discovers other ways to make animals a part of his life. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reports that an estimated one in every five adults and children suffers from allergies. Aaron's Awful Allergies will have special appeal for those millions of ...
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Overview

Aaron loves animals more than anything else in the world. But when he is diagnosed with allergies, the doctor tells him that his pets -- a dog, a cat, six kittens and six guinea pigs -- have got to go. After Aaron reluctantly finds each pet a new home, he discovers other ways to make animals a part of his life. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reports that an estimated one in every five adults and children suffers from allergies. Aaron's Awful Allergies will have special appeal for those millions of children living with allergies.
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The beauty of Troon Harrison’s story is in its emotional impact on the reader, the support and understanding Aaron receives from he family, and the simple but fulfilling way he comes to terms with his loss.
Aaron’s Awful Allergies could be an excellent source of hope and inspiration for families having to cope with the changes allergies can impose on your children’s lifestyle.

It’s a cruel trick of nature: those who dearly love animals are often apt to be the most allergic to their pets. [Aaron’s Awful Allergies] was labeled “Outstanding” according to Parent Council. It’s an important source of help for parents who are told the awful words, “Get rid of your pets.” Aaron is miserable, inconsolable. But the solution, a fish, is a happy one, one that might, eventually appeal to some children. It worked for Aaron.

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1Aaron loves his house full of pets, but when he is diagnosed with allergies, he must find new homes for his dog, cats, and guinea pigs. While he is upset at having to do so, he eventually realizes that his goldfish is fun, as are the butterflies and frogs he finds outside. The text only touches on the actual discussion of allergies, focusing more on the child's feelings. The tone of the writing is warm, and the colorful gouache illustrations add humorous touches while capturing Aaron's devastation at losing his beloved animals and his gradual acceptance of his problem. A useful book to help young allergy sufferers to realize that there is indeed life after furry pets.Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY
St. John’s Evening Telegram
The beauty of Troon Harrison’s story is in its emotional impact on the reader, the support and understanding Aaron receives from he family, and the simple but fulfilling way he comes to terms with his loss.
Aaron’s Awful Allergies could be an excellent source of hope and inspiration for families having to cope with the changes allergies can impose on your children’s lifestyle.
The First Coast Parent
It’s a cruel trick of nature: those who dearly love animals are often apt to be the most allergic to their pets. [Aaron’s Awful Allergies was labeled “Outstanding” according to Parent Council. It’s an important source of help for parents who are told the awful words, “Get rid of your pets.” Aaron is miserable, inconsolable. But the solution, a fish, is a happy one, one that might, eventually appeal to some children. It worked for Aaron.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550744224
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 750,665
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Troon Harrison is an award-winning poet and children's book author. She lives in southern Ontario.

Eugenie Fernandes is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. Her many works include the Little Mouse series, Earth Magic, One Hen and Kitten's Spring. She lives in southern Ontario.

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