While this story is aimed at children on the autistic spectrum, there is nothing in it that could not be of use to non-autistic kids... One of the strengths of the book is a section of recipes free of dairy products, gluten, refined sugar, corn and soya and includes such things as pizza and cake. There is also an interesting section on developing an effective reward system for helping children learn various behavioural issues... Karston has a jaunty, idiomatic style, and the back and white drawings, linked to short sections of the story, are an effective way of presenting the information.
This book is designed to help children with autism or similar disorders who suffer from allergies. The 64- page illustrated book tells the story of Karston, an autistic boy who suffers from several allergies. After struggling to cope with his allergies, Karston comes up with four approaches to help him deal with them. The book also contains guidance for professionals, recipes and links to sources of further information.