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Publisher's Summary

Being allergic to dairy can sometimes be difficult, but it doesn't have to be!

Dairy Free and Happy! gives practical advice and nuggets of wisdom to help you on a day-to-day basis. Learn how to shop at the supermarket, prepare for parties, what to do in an emergency, and little ways you can stay positive, healthy, and happy, plus much, much more.

With hope, happiness, and helpful coping strategies, this self-awareness book is a must-have for children who are allergic to dairy products. When applying these tips to everyday life, children and their families will find this book a useful guide and source of information.

©2017 Michelle Diana Lowe (P)2017 Michelle Diana Lowe

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A cute story with good advice

Where does Dairy Free and Happy! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is really the first actual audiobook I've ever listened to. I don't normally listen to audiobooks, as I prefer paperbacks or reading on my Kindle, but since it was a short children's book, I figured I'd give it a whirl. It wasn't bad. The narration was easy to understand, although it did seem a bit slow, like there were pauses between pages or something along those lines.

Would you be willing to try another book from Michelle Diana Lowe? Why or why not?

I suppose I might be willing to try another book. The story started off cute, with fun fruit and veggie characters introducing themselves. I liked it for what it was, so I'd read another book by the author, sure.

What about Sarah McNamara’s performance did you like?

I did enjoy it. The narrator sounded a little like Emma Watson, and I've always been fond of accents, so listening to her read the story was enjoyable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It didn't really make me laugh or cry, as it's a children's book that offers advice on how to deal with food allergies. It's not really emotional, just helpful.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book. Thanks to Audiobookworm Promotions for the chance to read and review.

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A lot of good advice

It's a very short story for children with dairy allergies, presented in concise and fun way, not overwhelming to children. I especially appreciated different kind of information: eating 'do and don'ts', educating peers, managing daily life and entertainment, coping with lack of kindness and understanding.

I was impressed, that the author managed to include dietary, social and psychological aspects of living with a serious allergy in such a short lesson. Great job.

I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Dairy Free and Happy by Michelle Diana Lowe

Any additional comments?

Dairy Free and Happy is a children's book directed towards children with a dairy allergy. I would say that the target age range is in early elementary school.

I was extremely interested in this book since my youngest daughter (as well as myself) has a dairy and gluten allergy. She had to go gluten and dairy free while she was in elementary school, and there was some challenging times getting to understand how food impacted her body.

I read this book with my daughter and asked for her opinion. She said that the book said the information that she had needed to know when she was younger. She also said that it was done in a way that was easy to understand, although the first part of the book confused her a bit at first.

I think that her review of the book is perfect. There is a lot of useful information that is perfectly directed at young children. It shows what food to picks, emphasis eating whole foods, and treats having a dairy allergy as something that is not stigmatizing.

As a parent, the only aspect of the book that I thought was missing was helping a child to understand why dairy hurts their body. This could be very different for every child. However, I think the book would have benefited from at least one page about how dairy makes you feel yucky. I really wish that I had this book when my daughter was younger.

The book was written in England. So, the narrator has an English accent. However, all the pronunciation was well done and would be easy to understand by younger children who are from other English speaking countries. It is also great that the book has an international approach, making it inclusive to all countries. The first part of the audiobook was a bit confusing. There is an introduction to the book that would probably make more sense in the print version. In the audio version there is a what is going on moment. However, once you get past this point the book flows very well. I do not think anything was lost by not having the pictures. It may actually help younger children to focus on the content of the book. It would also be great to have the audio with the pictures so that younger children are better able to process the information that is presented in the book. Handling a dairy allergy at a young age can be difficult, and it often falls on the child to be diligent even at the younger age. This extra way of processing the information could be beneficial.

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A Positive Guide for Children with Dairy Allergies

What made the experience of listening to Dairy Free and Happy! the most enjoyable?

This audiobook version is narrated by Sarah McNamara. Her tone throughout is as upbeat and positive as the book itself. 

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The entire book, from beginning to end, was full of positivity.

What does Sarah McNamara bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

At points, you can quite almost imagine the gigantic smile on her face as she reads the text.  I'm certain that this will appeal to young children who may be feeling down about their medical condition.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did have a big grin on my face throughout!