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Title:
All about asthma
Author:
Ostrow, Vivian.
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Publication Information:
Niles, Ill. : A. Whitman, 1989.
Physical Description:
40 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780807502761
Format :
Book

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"Using his own experiences as illustrations, a young boy gives a clear & thorough picture of living with asthma. The text is well organized; chapters cover what asthma is & isn't, how its causes are determined, how it is treated, & most importantly, how to manage it. The emphasis is upbeat & positive; great care is taken to portray asthmatics as ordinary individuals who can lead normal lives...This is the best treatment of the subject currently available."--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL. "An excellent introduction for asthma sufferers & for the general public."--KIRKUS REVIEWS. Ages 8-12.


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Gr 3-6-- Using his own experiences as illustrations, a young boy gives a clear and thorough picture of living with asthma. The text is well organized; chapters cover what asthma is and isn't, how its causes are determined, how it is treated, and, most importantly, how to manage it. The emphasis is upbeat and positive; great care is taken to portray asthmatics as ordinary individuals who can lead normal lives. The book ends with a nice touch; William promises to write to any young asthma sufferer who needs to talk to someone. Sims' cheery turquoise and gray watercolors add humorous touches throughout; asthma is portrayed as a shaggy black fuzzball with big eyes and snaggly teeth. This is the best treatment of the subject currently available. Alvin Silverstein's Itch, Sniffle, and Sneeze (Four Winds, 1978; o.p.) covers a variety of allergies. --Lucy Young Clem, Evansville Vanderburgh County Public Library, IN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.