Book Review: Violet and the Crumbs

Posted September 24, 2022 by geograph in fantasy, paranormal, picture books, review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Violet and the CrumbsViolet and the Crumbs: A Gluten-Free Adventure by Abigail Rayner
Published by NorthSouth Books on April 19, 2022
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Disabilities & Special Needs, Juvenile Fiction / Health & Daily Living / General, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Pages: 40
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Netgalley

Success has never tasted so good!

The dynamic duo of I Am a Thief by Abigail Rayner (author) and Molly Ruttan (illustrator) have created a new picture book sure to spark conversations about this timely issue.

Violet used to love birthday parties, but now that she has celiac disease, she’s not allowed to eat pizza, cake, or anything else with gluten. Violet feels alone until she discovers that some animals have dietary restrictions as well. While standing up for her animal friends, she realizes she can do the same for herself. And when it’s time to celebrate Violet’s birthday, there isn’t a single gluten-containing crumb in sight!

Filled with pluck and humor, this informative story provides a great opportunity to discuss this increasingly common condition with children who have celiac disease and gluten-intolerance as well as those who know people who have it and are seeking to learn more about it.

This book has been approved by the Celiac Disease Foundation.

Praise for I Am a Thief

*“ Hilarious and sweet, with a gentle, affirming moral.” Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“This entertaining, original picture book leaves plenty of room for discussion.” Booklist

“...this book will resonate, and, provides an avenue for dialogue.” School Library Journal

This is a really cute book! I love Violet’s raincoat and her polka-dot wellies, and the way she deals with change. Five stars. Bookshop link here.


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