Caillou: Emma's Extra Snacks: Living with Diabetes (Playtime) (Paperback)
Caillou is confused when Emma is allowed to have extra snacks at preschool. He's even more confused when Miss Martin explains that Emma has juvenile diabetes (type 1). Caillou is worried about his friend Emma and becomes very protective of her. He doesn't want her to do anything, even go down the slide. But when Emma outruns Caillou in a race, he realizes that diabetes isn't like a cold or the flu. It's something Emma has to live with every day -- and she's doing a pretty good job of it. This Caillou story is a great tool to introduce a discussion and chronic diseases. Having a chronic illness is serious, but it does not mean that life has to be put on hold. Caillou has been a faithful friend for the past 25 years, growing along with his young audience as they discover life.
Anne Paradis is the new publisher of Chouette Publishing. She is the author of Caillou: Little Artist, Caillou: Search and Count, and Caillou: My Body. Eric Sevigny is a graphic artist and the illustrator of numerous Caillou titles, such as Caillou: Every Drop Counts, Caillou: Happy Holidays, and Caillou Puts Away His Toys.