Woolfred Cannot Eat Dandelions: A Tale of Being True to Your Tummy
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
Most sheep will eat almost anything they come across, whether it's good for them or not.
Woolfred, however, has a delicate system. He cannot eat dandelions. It isn't fair — the other sheep can eat whatever they want. He knows what will happen if he eats them, but still all Woolfred can think about is dandelions, dandelions, dandelions!
Eventually, Woolfred discovers that focusing on what's missing can mean not seeing the good things in life…even when they are right in front of you.
A Note to Parents and Caregivers offers information and strategies for developing an emotionally healthy attitude about living with food intolerances.
Claudine Crangle grew up just like Woolfred. She has celiac disease and cannot eat any gluten (better known as things like pizza, cookies, bread, donuts, cupcakes, and pasta). She can eat dandelions, but is not particularly fond of how they taste.
To learn more, visit her website.
- Gold Medal, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Crangle has done a wonderful job of stating a grown-up issue in a manner that is easy for a child to understand. A cute story, with simple language and examples of the desire to throw caution to the wind and eat whatever you want no matter how it makes you feel, this book belongs in the hands of every parent of a child with an allergy, every doctor's office, every school nurse, and teacher's classroom.
—Portland Book Review
Woolfred Cannot Eat Dandelions is a wonderful and beautifully illustrated story that helps to explain food intolerances to children. Claudine Crangle captures the essence of "being true to your tummy."
—Cynthia Rudert, MD; Medical Advisor, Celiac Disease Foundation and Gluten Intolerance Group; Medical Director, Gluten Intolerance Group of Atlanta