Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts: Winners of Books for Gluten-Free Children and Families

Last week, I had the privilege of sharing some of the terrific books that are available for gluten-free children. And we had both special offers and a giveaway of several of the books courtesy of the authors. See the winners and their comments for each below! (Note:  If you are a winner, I will be contacting you via email shortly.)

gluten free, celiac, children's book, Adam's Gluten-Free Surprise, Debbie Simpson

Adam’s Gluten-Free Surprise by Debbie Simpson

Adam’s Gluten-Free Surprise ~ The winners are:

Nancy—“Wow!! I never knew any of these books existed. My son is three and was diagnosed almost a year ago. When he started nursery school this past fall it would of been wonderful to give a copy of Adams gluten free surprise to the teacher. We don’t know anyone who has a child with Celiac Disease. The only people we know with celiacs is my husband, sister-in-law, and father-in-law (all diagnosed after my son!). So I would love any resource to share with family, friends, daycare, and educators!!”

Erica—“WOW!!! I had NO IDEA these books existed. We’d especially LOVE Adam’s Gluten-Free Surprise or Barrett’s Unusual Ice Cream Party, although they ALL look wonderful!! Reading the feedback excerpt for Adam’s Gluten-Free Surprise made me cry… it has been a long, hard battle dealing w/this for our family… & the hardest part is lack of understanding from many others who act bothered or like my kids are a hassle when I have to bring our own snacks, food, etc. It is also hard on kids when they always have to be different than everybody else. Great resources!”

gluten free, celiac, children's book, pets, Bagels, Buddy, and Me, Melanie Krumrey

Bagels, Buddy, and Me by Melanie Krumrey

Bagels, Buddy, and Me ~ The winners are:

Debra—“I didn’t know that these books existed, other than Eat Like a Dinosaur, which has been on my Amazon wishlist for a while. The best resource for me and my son with Autism has truly been the internet and blogs like this. When we went Gluten Free/ Casein Free, I bought several Allergy Free cookbooks and didn’t find many recipes that were simple enough for our busy lifestyle and that my kids would actually eat. GFE is my go to site! Along with some Paleo sites I’ve found through you! I’d love to have the free version of the William Edwards book to share with my son, who feels “different” far too often.”

Karin—“I love hearing about these books. I have difficulty working with our public school. Treats cannot be homemade (which I understand) but makes it difficult for my gluten/ dairy intollerent daughter. The head cook at the school cafeteria has never heard of children with gluten intolerance. My children get sick, but it is not life threatening, so it is not a disability. I send lunches from home every day. I have celiac and both my oldest and youngest are gluten intollerent, but cannot be tested for celiac due to the fact they get so sick when eating gluten.”

gluten free, gluten intolerance, celiac, children's book, Barrett's Unusual Ice Cream Party, Michelle King

Barrett’s Unusual Ice Cream Party by Michelle King


Barrett’s Unusual Ice Cream Party ~ The winners are:

Becky—“Eat Like a Dinosaur is a great book, which I purchased as soon as it came out. I’d love any/all of these books to use with my clients who suffer from Celiac Disease, but I’ll start with the free version of Winkleberry: Waiting for William Edwards e-book. I just “purchased” Adam’s Gluten Free Surprise, too. Thanks!”

Victoria—“I have just found your blog and cannot wait to explore it. My son (age 7) was diagnosed in October with celiac and we are trying to learn as much as we can about both the disease and the resources that are available to help him adapt to the world of gluten-free living. These books would be so very helpful in educating all of us about the physical, emotional and dietary aspects of living gluten free!”

Betty—“I didn’t know any books like this were around. My grandson has been sick (we are still in process of diagnosis) but my guess is he is at the very least Gluten sensitive, because he broke out in a rash head to toe as soon as he began eating finger foods ( mostly Goldfish, and cereal). I just found your site today. Looking forward to learning all I can.”

gluten free, celiac, Cilie Yack Is Under Attack, Caryn Talty

Cilie Yack Is Under Attack by Caryn Talty

Cilie Yack Is Under Attack ~ The winners are:

Amanda—“I would love any of these books. I read Peter Green’s book on celiac disease early on and found it helpful, but would like to be able to read age appropriate books to my kids.”

T. Reinhardt—“We have two kids who are gluten and casein free. I would love any of the books. It is hard to keep things “the same” for them when it comes to outings and parties so that they don’t feel excluded or different. We have used the special diets for special kids book a lot and of course the Internet for ideas.”

Paleo Parents, Stacy Toth, Matt McCarry, Eat Like a Dinosaur, paleo, primal, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, legume free

Eat Like A Dinosaur: Recipe & Guidebook for Gluten-Free Kids

Eat Like A Dinosaur Recipe and Guidebook for Gluten-Free Kids ~ The winners are:

Lori—“I am trying to locate how to purchase the free kindle version of “Adam’s gluten Free Surprise” as I think this book and the one about Eating Like a Dinosaur would be two great books for introducing my children to Celiacs. I have Celiacs and they don’t always understand why mommy can’t share their cookie.”

Karen P.—“Thanks so much for the tips about these books. My 5 year old has Eating Gluten Free with Emily and the one about Buddy & Bagels. He prefers to call the former “Eating Gluten Free-o with Theo”.

gluten free, celiac, Katie Chalmers, children's book

Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease? by Katie Chalmers

Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease? ~ The winners are:

Margaret—“I guess I don’t get out much as I didn’t know about the children’s book about celiac disease. They brought to mind a friend from church who has just recently found out her daughter needs to be GF. I will point her to your blog with the books listed so it will help her out. I have recommended you blog already!! The bombs look delicious and I can’t wait to make them. Please put me down for the kindle edition of Winkleberry: Waiting for William Edwards. Thank you for your blog, it has been such a blessing for me since I found out I am gluten intolerant. Thank you also for the giveaway!”

Orla—“These books look like they would be perfect for my 6 year old with celiac. And he got a kindle for christmas. Please include me in the list if it is not too late. To date we have got most of our information through the CHOP yahoo community site. That’s where we got this link.”

gluten free, celiac, children's book, Elena Torsiello, Willie Vilie Meets Casey Kramps in Sprueville

Willie Vilie Meets Casey Kramps In Sprueville by Elena Torsiello

Willie Vilie Meets Casey Kramps in Sprueville ~ The winners are:

Cindy W.–”I have the Katie Chalmers book and use it in my preschool classes but would love to win any of the other choices to use in my classroom.  The children all know I am celiac which I do to raise awareness of it as well as other food issues/allergies with the children in my care. Thank you for the giveaway.”

Karen Williams—“My 8 year old daughter is just recently diagnosed. I didn’t know there were children’s books about Celiac Disease out there. She would definitely benefit from them to help her feel better about things. Currently she is feeling quite deprived.”

Many thanks to these authors for donating copies of their books as prizes! Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who participated. Spread the word on these books and be sure to check out the current gfe giveaway that features a total of nine cookbooks and resource books that will benefit all who are on a gluten-free diet. That giveaway ends on Wednesday, February 27, so be sure get in your entry here!

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14 Responses to “Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts: Winners of Books for Gluten-Free Children and Families”

  1. Erica W on February 26th, 2013 2:04 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I am ecstatic!!! I am sure my kids will LOVE the book, & so will I!!!! I am going to tell others about it too on MY blog after we read it… so excited!!

  2. Victoria L. on February 26th, 2013 4:20 pm

    Thank you so very much for providing us with a new resource for our family. My son will be so happy to know that there are other kids out there who are just like him!

  3. Debra on February 27th, 2013 8:34 am

    YAY! My GF/CF (and almost paleo) son and I were just having a conversation about the dangers of bagels! This will be a great way to support my view! Looking forward to reading and sharing it with him. Thanks so much!!

  4. Becky on February 27th, 2013 10:13 am

    Thanks! Looking forward to expanding my book collection!

  5. Karen on February 27th, 2013 10:33 am

    Thank you! My Celiac son is also a big dinosaur fan. I am sure he will love Eat Like a Dinosaur!

  6. lori on February 27th, 2013 11:36 am

    Thank you so much! I can’t wait for the book Eat Like A Dinosaur to arrive! It is the most perfect book I could have won in the drawing – my daughter loves dinosaurs and just so you know – her imaginary dinosaur babies sleep in her closet because they keep her awake at night! Thanks again!

  7. Karin Goodman on February 27th, 2013 2:09 pm

    So excited to receive “Bagels, Buddy and Me”. Thanks so much for the give away. I do my best to help my children not feel left out. Another resourse is greatly appriciated.

  8. Betty on February 27th, 2013 9:50 pm

    OMG! I am so surprised to win!! It will be so fun to sit and read this with my Grandson. We have so much to learn. Thank you for your generosity!

  9. Margaret on February 27th, 2013 10:23 pm

    Wow! I rarely win anything!!! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to share “Mommy, what is Celiac Disease?” I am still learning about Celiac disease and I really appreciate the book and all the information, recipes etc. that you share with us. Thanks again!

  10. Karen Williams on February 27th, 2013 11:20 pm

    Thank you so much! The book, “Willie Vili Meets Casey Kramps at Sprueville” will be great to read with my daughter!

  11. Nancy on February 28th, 2013 9:22 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I’m SO excited to have won and look forward to sharing with my sons school, friends, and family!!!

  12. T. Teinhrdt on March 3rd, 2013 8:34 am

    Yay, I’m so excited to have won Cilie Yack Under Attack! Can’t wait for it to show up and have an age appropriate book for my sons who are 9 and 11 to read!!!
    Thanks so much!!!!!

  13. Amanda on March 3rd, 2013 3:31 pm

    Thank you so much! I did not see the first E-mail. I hope I am still entitled to this wonderful resource!

  14. Cindy W. on March 8th, 2013 5:24 pm

    Thank you so much, Shirley! I am thrilled to win a book geared to teaching children about food allergies/celiac. I will use it with my three preschool classes.

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