The 'Freddy the Mouse' are a series of paperback books written by Josie Warburton, herself the mother of an anaphylactic daughter, to educate three
to six-year-olds with severe food
allergy and anaphylaxis in a gentle and age-appropriate way.
The books follow the adventures of
Freddy the Mouse and his friends
Nutmeg, Isobel, Ginger, and Bones (a squirrel, another mouse, a fox and a pirate...) all of whom suffer from different severe allergies.
They are really lovely fun books and a hugely useful tool for families trying to teach their with food allergy how to remain safe.
The five books in the series are:
Freddy meets Nutmeg: The squirrel who was allergic to nuts
Freddy meets Isobel: The mouse who was allergic to milk
Freddy meets Ginger: The fox who was allergic to eggs
Freddy meets Bones: The pirate who was allergic to fish
Freddy goes flying: The important lesson about flying with a nut allergy
They cost £5.99 each or £25 if you buy the whole series at once either from www.freddythemouse.com or from Amazon.
Here are just two pages from Freddy meets Nutmeg to give you a flavour:
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