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I am so happy to share my book! I wrote this book in 2017-2018. I wanted to write a kids story about kids that are gluten free. Since I kept thinking of the word "kid" and the story refers to my kids, I wanted to make the characters goats. I love animal stories. I love them so much more than people/ kid stories. My favorites are Beatrix Potter and Berenstain Bears stories, or the Narnia books with talking animals.
I think it just triggers the imagination in a more memorable and impacting way when the characters are animals, verses people.
So I wrote this story because my own children had a hard time "stopping" eating wheat and gluten and transferring to gluten free foods. At home was not so difficult, because I bought and cooked yummy foods that were gluten free.
The difficulties arose when we would go to grandma's house or a holiday event, or special occasion or even just a sporting event. Nearly every where you go (or where we went) offered only foods with gluten. Now (a number of years since we began this journey) there are usually some gluten free options, but it is still limited.
So, I wanted to share how we navigated these different events with our own foods. I have brought food to nearly every holiday and nearly every single place we go. Thankfully my own mother is very accommodating and makes gluten free meals for us. However, we have some relatives who are not so accommodating and actually quite offended that we can not eat gluten.
In this story- which I hope will be the first of many, the goat kids are going to a birthday party where there will be pizza. Momma goat in the story, comes up with a pizza recipe that is gluten free and the goat kids love it! She then brings along this pizza to the birthday party for her children.
I have done this many times. Sometimes it is awkward, but I usually mention something to the host/ hostess before we go somewhere, and 9 times out of 10 they are ok with our food needs.
I even share my very own pizza recipe in the back of the book, so if your child or children need a yummy alternative, you can try ours!
My book is now available on AMAZON. Please share with friends and family who are Gluten FREE!
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