Can I Have Some Cake Too? A Story About Food Allergies and Friendship (Hardcover)


by Melanie Nazareth; Illustrated with original watercolor paintings by artist Shirley Lehner-Rhoades

  • Size: 8 x 10 Hard Cover
  • No. Pages: 32
  • Published: 2013
  • ISBN: 978-1-935914-35-8
SKU: PB1337H Categories: , ,


Can I Have Some Cake Too? tells an all too familiar story that kids like Michelle, with food allergies, face daily in school and at social gatherings. It reminds them that they are not alone. Michelle sees Julia’s beautiful birthday cake and wonders if she can eat it. She hopes that it does not have peanuts or tree nuts as she is allergic to them. She knows that she has to wait for her mother’s approval to eat any food that is served at school, to keep her safe from getting a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. While she is wrapped up in a dilemma about whether she can eat Julia’s cake, her friend Troy is very supportive of her. Michelle takes the right steps before she gets her mother’s go ahead to enjoy Julia’s birthday cake!

With a foreword by one of the nation’s foremost experts in adult and pediatric allergy, Dr. Kari Nadeau, as well as providing additional resources and questions for discussion, Can I Have Some Cake Too? is a valuable resource to spread awareness and hope about food allergies among children, parents, school faculty, and care givers.