ALLERGY BOOKS FOR KIDS by Michelle Nel
ALLERGY BOOKS FOR KIDS is an educational series by Canadian allergy mom, Michelle Nel.
Michelle has aspired to create books that will not only engage children who have allergies but that they might also be used as resources to aid with allergy education be it for schools, caregivers, friends or family.
THE ALLERGIC LINE-UP
I am a hockey mom.
I am an allergy mom.
Oh, and I am Canadian, eh!
For her sixth book, an homage to hockey and heritage, Michelle has partnered with Canadian artist Scott Hill.
In hopes of clinching the cup, the Allergic Line-Up sees allergy adversaries gearing up for game day. With the visitors staking success on shenanigans, the home team aspires to light the lamp by working together and sticking to their game plan.
As oppoents lace up, locals show their loyalty and love of the game by gathering at the O.D.R. to rally behind their lunch bucket team.
Author Michelle Nel
Canadian author, allergy, and autism mom Michelle Nel began writing in hope of providing a fun yet informative manner in which to share allergy awareness.
Michelle's son Nolan has eczema, asthma, multiple anaphylactic food allergies, environmental allergies as well autism.
Michelle is honoured her books are housed in the resource libraries of CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) , Toronto's Sick Kids Children's Hospital as well the Untunjambili Hospital in the Province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
Michelle is a proud sponsor of Toronto's Sick Kids 'Walk For Andrea' (an official Children's Hospital fundraiser for anaphylaxis research).
Michelle is a volunteer ambassador for CONNECT PROTECT. Connect Protect is a non-profit Autism/Alzheimer's (vulnerable persons program/registry) partnering MedicAlert Canada with Canadian first responders. For Connect Protect Michelle is a citizen advocate for the Ottawa Police Service, the Smiths Falls Police as well now proudly also of the Brockville and Gananoque Police Services.
Michelle is a sponsor of the 2019 TOP 10 CHALLENGE, a partnership with the CANADIAN ALLERGY, ASTHMA, AND IMMUNOLOGY FOUNDATION raising money for anaphylaxis research grants.
Michelle was a celebrity server with the Ottawa RedBlacks for Autism Ontario/Ottawa's winter 2018 fundraiser.
Michelle participated in the 2019 FREE FROM & ALLERGY FRIENDLY EXPO in Toronto. Michelle shared her books as well hosted story time reading her books in the KidsZone. The Free From & Allergy Friendly Expo is Canada's largest celebration of gluten free and allergen friendly 'free from' foods, drinks and lifestyle products with over 150 vendors, a celebrity chef kitchen as well hundreds of products as well seminars were available.
Michelle was invited to participate in the 2014 CHEO (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario's) open doors event, human library. Michelle shared her books as well experiences as a parent navigating life with her son's multiple anaphylactic food allergies.
Michelle was a board trustee for the Augusta Township Public Library as well a volunteer for the Town Of Prescott's BR&E (A ministry Business Retention and Expansion Project).
Illustrator Jennifer Terry
Jennifer (Jenny) Terry is a graphic designer/illustrator living in Denver, Colorado, USA. Jennifer's teenage daughter Lauren is active in musical theatre and also happens to have anaphylactic food allergies.
Inspired by Lauren, Jennifer shares her art in an effort to help make learning about food allergies fun for children, parents, teachers and caregivers.
Illustrator Scott Hill
My sixth book I brought home to my 'true north' partnering with Canadian artist Scott Hill.
Scott is a Toronto artist who although studied art his focus was originally on photography.
Scott has illustrated several children's books , mine now included. For his vision and artistry I am ever grateful to have had the opportunity to share this journey with him.