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If I Can't Eat Flies, What Am I?

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An educational, whimsical and inspiring story of a frog who goes on a quest to find out who he truly is.

Synopsis

I'm sure you know that frogs eat flies, but if Tad eats flies, then he breaks out in hives. So, he must not be a frog, don't you see? A frog is something he must not be.

He goes on a journey, wanders out and about, to discover what he might be (he's determined to find out). Things don't go as planned. That's often the way life goes. But, Tad learns some important lessons, and by the end of the story he knows that he is still a fabulous frog who just happens to not eat flies (and that includes live flies, dead flies or flies cooked in a pie).

Whether you live with food allergies, have a friend or loved one who does, or are wondering why in most schools you see rules against bringing foods you may love, this fun and lighthearted story is for you!

What defines who you are? That’s what Tad, the hero of the book “If I Can't Eat Flies, What Am I?” written by Alicia Pfaff meant to find out.


Tad was a young frog who happens to be allergic to flies. Out of all things, he was unable to eat the one thing he thought would define himself as an authentic frog. And if he’s unable to do that, what would make him a frog?


The story takes us along Tad’s journey through its lovely and whimsical illustrations as well as its rhyming narrative. I love how every element of this book has blended masterfully well to give its readers a magical and educational experience using Tad’s perspective.


I recommend this book to parents and guardians of children with food allergies. It’s a very valuable tool in assisting young ones who feel different because they’re unable to eat the same food that others could enjoy.


The lessons learned in this story can even be applied in other situations where children feel like they are left out and don’t belong. It’s definitely a book that can be read again and again to discover words of wisdom that could equip its readers with confidence on who they truly are.


The words and illustrations here make one’s reading light and enjoyable, but its message is very much timeless and profound. Even adults can learn something here because we all need to feel validated and we all desire to be confident of who we are.


What am I? Who am I? I hope that everyone who gets to read this one finds an answer that would fill one’s heart with hope, courage and love.

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Hi, I'm Joyce! I review Children's Books as well as Christian, Fantasy, Romance, Memoirs, and Mystery Books. I do freelance as well as book club reviews. I'm also a novelist, poet, and self-help author. My inspirational blog is definitely a place to share reviews from a similar genre.

Synopsis

I'm sure you know that frogs eat flies, but if Tad eats flies, then he breaks out in hives. So, he must not be a frog, don't you see? A frog is something he must not be.

He goes on a journey, wanders out and about, to discover what he might be (he's determined to find out). Things don't go as planned. That's often the way life goes. But, Tad learns some important lessons, and by the end of the story he knows that he is still a fabulous frog who just happens to not eat flies (and that includes live flies, dead flies or flies cooked in a pie).

Whether you live with food allergies, have a friend or loved one who does, or are wondering why in most schools you see rules against bringing foods you may love, this fun and lighthearted story is for you!

About the author

Alicia is an author, a food allergy Mom, nature/animal lover, singer, actor, and holistic health coach. Her favorite way to relax alone is an epsom salt bath with essential oils and a book, and her favorite way to relax with her husband is to cuddle and watch a Hallmark Movie with him and the dogs. view profile

Published on February 09, 2021

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Genre: Picture Books

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