Eating Isn’t Always Easy is a book about a kid with EOE. It was written by a child psychologist (Dr. Nancy S. Rotter) and a pediatric gastroenterologist (Dr. Qian Yuan).
It begins simply. The first few pages establish the child (named Ben) as a normal kid, one who rides his bike and has a sister. It then introduces EOE in very kid-friendly language. It goes on to explain how they found out that Ben has EOE and what that means for his day-to-day life.
Whether you are new to EOE or you’ve been doing this for a while, I definitely think this book with worth checking out. It is written for young kids, but it doesn’t talk down to them. It skews a little young, but for our kids, it’s perfect. I appreciate that there is reality in the book. Ben is scared about his first scope. He says some of the medical tests aren’t bad. He explains that there are some things he can’t eat, and that makes him sad. They mention Elecare, Neocate, and Splash – real things that kids with EOE will have to experience. It is a great way of teaching your kid about their condition. Not only that, it has great resources for sharing this information with family, friends, schools, etc.
The book is definitely worth the price! Click here or on the picture above to find it on Amazon.