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A First Look at Asthma

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the symptoms of asthma, what measures are taken to treat and prevent attacks, and how children can live normal lives with the illness.

Barron's Educational Publishing
(back cover)

This reassuring picture book helps children understand that with a little care, anyone with asthma can live a normal life. They will learn what causes it, what it feels like to have it, how it can be treated, and what can be done to avoid its effects. Helpful notes for adults provide ideas for sharing the book's information and advice with children.

Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, books in the A First Look at series promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on personal, social, and emotional issues.

Also in the series:
I Miss You--A First Look at Death
My Family's Changing--A First Look at Family Break-Up
Stop Picking on Me: A First Look at Bullying
Don't Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability
My Amazing Body: A First Look at Health and Fitness
I Can Be Safe: A First Look at Safety
Is It Right to Fight?: A First Look at Anger
My New Family: A First Look at Adoption
The Skin I'm In: A First Look at Racism
Do I Have to Go to the Hospital? A First Look at the Hospital
Do I Have to Go to School? A First Look at Starting School
My Manners Matter: A First Look at Politeness
I'm Telling the Truth: A First Look at Honesty
Why Am I So Tired?: A First Look at Childhood Diabetes
An easy-to-understand text complemented with color illustrations reassures children who suffer from asthma, explaining what it is and reminding them that with proper treatment and medical council, they can participate in all childhood activities and lead normal lives. All titles in the very helpful A First Look at. . . series speak directly to preschool and early-grades children, encouraging them to explore their feelings and talk to trusted elders about ways of dealing with things that bother them. Some problems discussed in these books are passing in nature and can be solved with relative ease. Others, like those treated in this new title, encourage children who have long-term health problems to trust in the professional medical care that they require, and not be frightened by it. The book features child-friendly color illustrations on every page. A brief section at the end of the book presents specific advice and information for parents.

& Taylor

An easy-to-understand text reassures children who suffer from asthma, explaining what it is and reminding them that with treatment and medical council, they can participate in all childhood activities. Original.

Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barrons, 2008
ISBN: 9780764138980
Characteristics: 29 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Harker, Lesley


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