Violet and the Crumbs: A Gluten-Free Adventure (Hardcover)
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Anyone who feeds other people would be well served by this tale.
The dynamic duo of I Am a Thief by Abigail Rayner (author) and Molly Ruttan (illustrator) have created a new picture book sure to spark conversations about this timely issue.
Violet used to love birthday parties, but now that she has celiac disease, she’s not allowed to eat pizza, cake, or anything else with gluten. Violet feels alone until she discovers that some animals have dietary restrictions as well. While standing up for her animal friends, she realizes she can do the same for herself. And when it’s time to celebrate Violet’s birthday, there isn’t a single gluten-containing crumb in sight!
Filled with pluck and humor, this informative story provides a great opportunity to discuss this increasingly common condition with children who have celiac disease and gluten-intolerance as well as those who know people who have it and are seeking to learn more about it.
This book has been approved by the Celiac Disease Foundation.
Praise for I Am a Thief
*“ Hilarious and sweet, with a gentle, affirming moral.” Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“This entertaining, original picture book leaves plenty of room for discussion.” Booklist
“...this book will resonate, and, provides an avenue for dialogue.” School Library Journal
Molly Ruttan is from Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, where she and her twin sister grew up drawing and creating plush toys, board games, and, of course, books! Molly attended Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. She graduated with a BFA in graphic design. Her first picture book for NorthSouth, I Am a Thief (2019) called “Hilarious and sweet” by Kirkus Reviews (starred review), is a delight. She is married to Gabriel Moffat, her childhood sweetheart and a fellow musician. They have three daughters, three dogs, one cat, one rabbit, a garden, and some fish!
— Kirkus Reviews
The diverse, expressive kids and the evil little crumbs with sharp, toothy grins will surely keep young readers engaged...this is a brilliant book on a topic every kid should explore to foster understanding and develop good habits around food.