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"It's my birthday. . . I can't wait! Time for us to celebrate! House is ready, Set for fun. Cake's the last thing, then we're done. Can't use flour, Can't use wheat. . .That's got gluten! What's to eat?" With bright and charming illustrations and sweet text, A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! is a celebration of being gluten-free!...

Title : A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me!
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ISBN : 9780807529553
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! Reviews

  • Erin Puskas
    2019-02-11 14:24

    This sweet book was a delight. I think that it's so important that books like this one exist, so kids like the one in the picture book who have gluten allergies don't feel singled out. The illustrations were also darling. I believe that reading A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! is a great idea for kids do they understand that some people are allergic to certain foods, but also that having an allergy to gluten is not so bad- after all, you still can eat (modified) birthday cake!

  • Chelsy Skalada
    2019-01-21 11:11

    Such a cute little book! I thought it was kind of weird the parents dropped off their kids, so the main parents were watching 6 kids including their own. At the end of the book they give recipes, and resources for Celiac's, that is pretty awesome. I would definitely read another book by Sue.

  • Aubrey
    2019-01-31 16:04

    We enjoyed this book, however the chocolate cake recipe at the end of the book was a disaster.

  • Lauren Brink
    2019-01-23 18:07

    A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! written by Sue Fliess and illustrated by Jennifer E. Morris is a cute story about a young girl’s birthday party. This birthday party is just like any little girl’s birthday party. They do relay races, face painting, eat cake, and open presents. However, the cake at this birthday party is not just any regular cake, but it is a gluten-free cake! The little girl is allergic to gluten so her mother and her make a special cake for her party. However, her guests were unaware of this and one of the little boys at the party who is also allergic to gluten became upset when it was time to eat cake. But, the little girl comforts him and explains to him that she is allergic to gluten too! I personally enjoyed this children’s book. Although most kids are not allergic to gluten, the theme focused on friendship allowing kids to relate to comforting their friends when they are upset. And for those kids who only can eat gluten-free things this book shows them that they are not the only ones and that they should not be embarrassed about it. With each page rhyming it kept me wanted to keep reading on. Lastly, the illustrations of the story went along great with the book and added the touch it needed.

  • Kayla Strand
    2019-02-09 11:11

    I loved this book at first sight, the cover has very bright colors and already looks like a book that many children would enjoy. The story is about a young girl who is having a birthday party with all of her friends and decorating her house. The one issue (or not an issue) is that she is gluten free so they have to look for a recipe that would taste good to everyone, but would not include flour or anything that would make her stomach upset. They find a cookie crumble cake and the party starts and all of the children are enjoying themselves, until it is time to eat the cake. One of the kids is gluten free too and thinks he cannot eat the cake and the young girl helps him understand that he is not alone. It is a great book that shows true friendship and someone is never alone in their current situation. It would be a great lesson to teach kids to treat others nicely and be thoughtful of others situations. I would recommend this book for younger readers because they would love the bright colors and illustrations (they are really cute) and also there is a strong message of friendship and including others. It could be used in many way during a class.

  • Julia Richards
    2019-02-04 17:06

    A Gluten-Free Birthday for me is a children’s picture book about a little girl who is allergic to gluten and is devastated that she is unable to have cake at her birthday until her mother introduces gluten free cake. What stood out to me the most in this book was the reliability of this book to many people. Gluten intolerance have become more predominant in the states and more restaurants and stores are beginning to offer gluten-free options to those people. This book therefore teaches kids to embrace it, and show that gluten allergies are not an obstacle to enjoying delicious foods. One weakness that I found in this book was the lack of character development. The author did not provide names for the characters, and not much is known about the little girl other than her gluten intolerance. Since this book offers many gluten-free recipes at the end of the book, one fun thing that could be done in the classroom is making the gluten-free deserts for the class to share!Fliess, S., & Morris, J. (2013). A gluten-free birthday for me! Park Ridge, IL: Albert Whitman & Company.

  • Emily Johnson
    2019-02-08 15:14

    When I saw this book on the shelf at the library, I couldn't help but pick it up! I had never seen a children's book that discussed a gluten allergy. The story follows a young girl who is getting ready to celebrate her birthday, but can't have gluten in her cake so they make a homemade gluten free cake instead. When they bring the cake out at the party they even learn that another little boy has a gluten allergy, so the cake was really perfect for everyone. Food allergies are a growing concern and I think that this book is a great resource. The children were all able to enjoy the party and share the cake without leaving anyone out. This is a great book for both children who have allergies and a great eye-opener for those who don't! Especially when we are enjoying snacks in the classroom, we need to be aware of any concerns such as the main characters gluten allergy.

  • Jordan Brown
    2019-02-11 18:23

    A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me!Author: Sue FliessReading Level: ages 6-9Fliess, Sue (2013) A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! Chicago: Albert WhitmanThis book is a story about a young girl who is throwing a birthday party. The girl cannot eat Gluten, thus she and her mother bake a Gluten-Free birthday cake--which everyone loves.First off, this book is very positive in nature. This girl is different, yet she and her family make the most of it, and they bake a delicious gluten-free cake for her birthday party. I feel this positive image of this girl could be used to educate young children about people who are different. Those who are different are very much like the 'normal' people.The illustrations are vibrant and downright adorable. This is a good, educational book.

  • Romelle
    2019-02-15 16:00

    Loved this book. As a mother of a child with food allergies, I appreciate the publication of this book. My poor son always felt left out at parties that served pizza and ice cream since he is allergic to dairy. I always have to pack a separate meal for him. This book shows that there are other kids like him with similar problems. A Gluten-free Birthday addresses that kids still can enjoy treats without feeling left out or feeling different. It is also a good book to bring awareness about this issue to others. Sue Fleiss' fun rhyme, great story, and sensitivity makes this picture book a winner.I especially love that she included recipes for gluten-free chocolate cookie crumb cake and very berry pie. Also included are helpful resources and tips on being gluten-free.

  • Kelsey
    2019-02-20 13:01

    Age: Preschool-KindergartenFood: Gluten allergyA very simple story for young children with gluten allergies. This story avoids the didactic by focusing on a birthday party that happens to include a birthday girl that is allergic to gluten. Lots of fun is had and finally the birthday cake comes out, but one boy is sitting alone outside. We find out that the boy also has a gluten allergy and the unnamed narrator invites him in, explaining that the cake is safe to eat for him and her. Rhyming and simple (which will not provide all the answers for kids), the book concludes with recipe end papers and tips for friends and family with gluten allergies.

  • Shelli
    2019-02-04 13:56

    Thank the universe that I was blessed with a child that doesn’t have a food allergy! Some people are not as fortunate and this book is perfect for them and others to be more sensitive about snack limitations. The afterward contains a large section called “Tips for friends and family with gluten allergies,” that has lots of facts on what gluten is, advice about being gluten free, and websites to get additional information. There are also two yummy sounding gluten-free recipes featured: Chocolate-Cookie-Crumble Cake, and Very Berry Pie with Ice Cream.

  • Aileen Stewart
    2019-02-21 12:14

    This book is the story of a small girl who was having a birthday party. Since she has to eat gluten-free, her mother made a special gluten free cake. The party was going well until it was time for dessert. One boy who also needed a gluten free diet felt sad and told her he couldn't have cake. She reassuresd him he could and the party ended on a very happy note. At the end of the story, the author also listed several web sites with gluten free resources.The only thing I found disappointing is that there was no recipe included for the cake in the story.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-07 18:58

    As more children and adult realize that they have allergies to soy and/or gluten, books that describe their special dietary needs are cropping up. I'm glad for that trend and for how this book acknowledges that while someone on a gluten-free diet must avoid flour and wheat, that doesn't mean that they can't enjoy dessert, particularly, a birthday cake. I like the fact that the young narrator makes sure to befriend a guest who shares her same allergies. The colorful digital illustrations contain pages of smiling children and parents who keep a concerned eye on their children.

  • Colleen
    2019-02-19 17:56

    I brought this book home from the library for my gluten free husband, tongue in cheek. But it is AWESOME!!! My 2 and a half year old has asked us to read it to her about a dozen times in less than a week. The rhyming text makes it fun and flowy. My hubby also felt like it was easier to explain to my daughter why she couldn't share her food with him. We're going to have to buy a personal copy!

  • Bethe
    2019-02-07 13:05

    Pleasantly surprised with this book, at first glance I thought it would be a didactic look at food allergies. Story in rhyme doesn't hint at gluten allergies until almost the end of the book. 2 recipes are included, as well as tips for a gluten free diet. Nice illustrations show a multicultural group of birthday guests.

  • Angie
    2019-02-03 14:17

    Great for a child who was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. There's lots of fun to be had even when you can't have wheat! And you might just discover that a friend has the same affliction. Cute story.

  • Michele Knott
    2019-02-12 14:12

    This book is timely because of how prevalent food allergies have become. And like the author writes in a note at the beginning of the book, one of the hardest places for a kid with a food allergy is at a birthday party. Great recipes at the end and additional source notes.

  • Samantha
    2019-01-26 15:59

    A super duper important book complete with g-free recipes and resources! In rhyming text a birthday party is described with special emphasis on the yummy gluten free cake. Great tips following the story for keeping kids happy and healthy. Highly recommended! PreK-2.

  • Miss Sarah
    2019-02-10 17:03

    A beautiful and simple toddler plus story of a child having a birthday party with a gluten free cake. One kid doesn't have cake and gets sad till he learns it gluten free. Simple and gorgeous way to make a tough topic easy.

  • Mary
    2019-01-30 15:06

    This upbeat book about a girl who has a gluten-free birthday cake at her party will be a good choice for parents who might need to prepare their kids for a gluten-free birthday. It has two recipes and some helpful hints for eating gluten-free.

  • Michael
    2019-01-27 12:05

    I liked the diversity of the cast, and extending inclusiveness to the gluten-free generation seems timely. The theme of "other people are different, too" was a nice touch, and they even include gluten-free recipes in the back for the food mentioned in the book.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-02-13 14:03

    My favorite part was the Old English Sheepdog-looking dog.

  • Gabrielle Carolina
    2019-02-13 14:57

    I love the concept, but feel the author missed the root need for the projected reader.

  • Rosemary
    2019-02-05 15:25

    Very nicely illustrated and great rhythmic rhymes.