Gordy is a spunky child attempting to navigate a world of tempting food and “fitting in” while staving off “tummy” monsters. Celiac disease and food issues aren’t new but thanks to picture books like Gordy and the Magic Diet new light can be shed on an old issue. Gordy chooses to find strength and determination to avoid monster like reactions in order to enjoy happiness and good health. Authors Kim Diersen and April Runge and illustrator Carrie Hartman know the importance of the magic diet. Between them their children have experienced a host of serious health issues which have greatly been reduced without the dangerous side effects of medication.
As I turned page after page many thoughts came to my mind. I wondered how my own childhood might have been different if my parents would have had such a book. I wondered how I might have avoided offering certain foods when raising my own children aged twenty-six and thirty. I wished that there was a grown up version that I could give to people who don’t understand the real dangers of cross contamination and that, “Yes, just a little can hurt”.
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