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Gr 1-3- When a boy has a coughing fit while he is playing soccer with his friends, his parents rush him to the hospital where the doctor explains that he has asthma and gives him an inhaler. The doctor's explanation of asthma is accompanied by diagrams of the lungs. The parents drive the child back to the soccer field where one of the other boys, "the fastest runner on the team," reveals that he has asthma as well. The last few pages of the book give suggested precautions to take if one has allergies, how to find out how many kids in one's class have asthma, how to make an inhaler pouch, and guidelines for parents. The easy text, combined with soft, rounded figures in the colorful illustrations, results in a sensitively told story that offers encouragement to children suffering from this condition, complete with helpful advice.-Donna Atmur, Los Angeles Public LibraryCopyright 2008 Reed Business Information.