Allergic Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they're expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie thinks a new puppy is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur!
Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? Megan Wagner Lloyd draws on her own childhood to tell a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.
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|Listening Length||1 hour and 48 minutes|
|Author||Megan Wagner Lloyd, Michelle Mee Nutter|
|Narrator||Priya Ayyar, Dan Bittner, Matt Braver, Maxwell Glick, Greta Jung, Katie Koster, Ray Lee, Kathleen McInerney, Ulka Simone Mohanty, Nneka Okafor|
|Audible.ca Release Date||March 09 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #101,635 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#40 in Audiobooks on Pets for Children
#822 in Children's Nonfiction on Disabilities (Books)
#913 in Animal Fiction for Children
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It was very rude off her anyway good book in the end would recommend it to you
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AMAZING BOOK READ IT NOWWW
I think this book could be very comforting for kids who are coping with life changes, difficult feelings, and especially limitations beyond their control. Topics covered include fitting in at home and at school; forming and maintaining friendships; dealing with challenging feelings (jealousy, disappointment, and more) with resilience; and discovering new passions and interests. I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting. All of this might sound kind of heavy, but it doesn't come off that way at all. Everything is handled in a reassuring and encouraging way. It never gets sappy or preachy, or overly dramatic.
I really appreciated the gentle honesty in the book. Maggie has allergic reactions and undergoes allergy testing and allergy shots; in these scenes, both the visuals and the text help readers understand what's going on. Allergies are explained in an accessible way, and EpiPens are even discussed! I love how the book addresses both the physical and emotional impact of having serious allergies.
Maggie is likable and relatable, a sweet girl with plenty on her mind. She tries to be optimistic even when it's not easy, and she manages to bounce back after setbacks. She sometimes makes mistakes, too--which is important, because in reality, nobody is perfect. Her occasional missteps are part of what makes her relatable.
The other characters are well-developed. Maggie's dad is a real standout; he is thoughtful, understanding, and very involved in his kid's lives. Maggie's friend Sebastian is also particularly good; I really like that a character with different allergies was included.
Loved all the details in the artwork. As soon as I saw the early Charlotte's Web reference, I knew I liked Maggie. Loved the two-page spread comparing Maggie and Claire's houses. Loved the page showing Maggie and her dad enjoying ice cream together. Loved the entire last chapter, especially the last several pages--those panels are extra gorgeous!
Overall, VERY highly recommended. This is a good one!