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Friday, January 24, 2014

Children's Picture Book Cute and Educational

Title of Book: Gluten-Free Me, Beckmin Goes to School   
Author: Christy E. Bykowski                    
Author Website: www.glutenfreekids.info
Twitter URL: @christybyk
Publisher: Halo Publishing, Int.
ISBN Number: 13: 978-1-61244-228-0
Publication Date: January 2014
Genre of Book: Children’s Picture Book

Review provided by: World of Ink Network


About the Book: “Beckmin goes to School” is meant to raise awareness for celiac disease and the everyday challenges children with celiac disease face in their otherwise normal activities.  As diagnosis of celiac disease increases, education, awareness, and understanding will be the keys to making celiac kids feel normal and included. Written for children to help them express and understand celiac disease, the book is a wonderful tool for children and adults alike.



Five-year-old Beckmin headed off to kindergarten for the first time.

Beckmin climbed on the bus and waved goodbye to his mom.

Beckmin’s new teacher Mrs. Frederick said, “Let’s start our day with breakfast.”

The kids lined up to get their cereal.

Beckmin looked around.

“Here, you can share this cereal with me,” said his new friend Ellie.

“No, I can’t eat that,” said Beckmin. 

“Why not?” asked Ellie. “I like it a lot.”

“It has wheat in it. See…” he said, turning over the box.

He pointed to the ingredients and spelled, “W-H-E-A-T.”

“So?” said Ellie. 

“I can’t eat wheat,” said Beckmin. “I have celiac disease.”

“Silly what?” asked Ellie. 

“Celiac (SEE-lee-yak) disease,” said Beckmin. “It means I can’t eat wheat.”

“That’s silly,” said Ellie. 

“It’s not silly. It’s special,” said Beckmin.



About the Author: Christy E. Bykowski is an award-winning public relations and marketing practitioner, as well as a wife and mother. She lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, Benjamin, raising their three boys and spreading awareness about celiac disease and the need for a gluten-free environment for individuals diagnosed with celiac disease.

You can find out more about Christy E. Bykowski, her book and World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/lquajjn

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