Synopses & Reviews
Its Dixies first day of school, and some of her classmates are sharing details about their various allergies. Bridget tells of her wheat allergy and how she gets to order a special meal from restaurants. Dixie thinks that must be a really special meal! And Charlie had to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance once due to his dairy allergy. Dixie thinks that must have been thrilling! Even Hannah gets to wear a fashionable bracelet due to her peanut allergy. Dixie races home and begins to eagerly search for the slightest sign of an allergy. After many failed attempts, Dixie discovers that she is allergic to something after all. But is getting what you wish for actually as exciting as it once appeared?
Dixie Wants an Allergy provides a comical and engaging approach for children who are beginning to learn about and who are coping with allergiesand who also have trouble finding what makes them unique. Corns playful text and Cotes inviting illustrations encourage children to accept those with differences while learning that wanting what others have is not always a good idea.
About the Author
, a former textile designer, spent many years designing fabrics and home furnishing products. She is very pleased that she switched careers and decided to become a writer and illustrator. Her first book, What Will It Be Penelope?
, was published in May 2013. She and her family live in New York City.
Nancy Cote, a national awardwinning childrens book author/illustrator, has illustrated over thirty picture books and written five of her own. Her stories, illustrations, paintings, murals, and poems have been featured in many magazines, exhibits, and collections throughout the country. Nancy has no known allergies except for poison ivy, which doesnt stop her from hiking and exploring whenever she isnt working. She resides in Somerset, Massachusetts.