Caillou, Emma’s Extra Snacks is a story about Type 1 Diabetes. Caillou sees his friend Emma eating extra snacks so he thinks it is snack time for him too. His teacher explains that it is not snack time for him and tells the class about diabetes. Caillou is very concerned for Emma and wants to help her out by getting her sweater, carrying her backpack and mayybeee letting her win on track and field day. Ok, maybe not. She doesn’t seem to act that sick to Caillou, but Emma explains more to him about her diabetes and how she is not sick, she just has to manage it every day so she doesn’t get dizzy. A nice way for kids to learn a bit about diabetes.
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About the Book
In collaboration with the American Diabetes Association.
Caillou is confused when Emma is allowed to have extra snacks at preschool. He’s even more confused when Miss Martin explains that Emma has type 1 diabetes. Caillou is worried about his friend and becomes very protective of her. But when Emma outruns Caillou in a race, he soon realizes Emma’s diabetes isn’t like a cold or flu. It’s something Emma has to live with every day, and she’s doing a pretty good job of it.