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Ben has been having a hard time. Ever since he can remember, his two sisters and his parents eat whatever they want, whenever they want, and they seem to be fine. But not Ben. When he eats, he often has stomach aches, experiences gagging, and worse yet, he vomits. It seems to him that eating is not a very fun thing at all. Then he is diagnosed with a condition that is hard to pronounce, but the doctor says it’s good that they know what it is so that she can help Ben learn to manage his illness. Friendly, accessible, and relatable, Nancy S. Rotter, Ph.D., and Qian Yuan, M.D. and Ph.D., deliver a much-needed antidote for the frustration children have living with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a complex and challenging illness. After his endoscopy shows that Ben has EoE, he and his doctor—a gastroenterologist—work together as detectives to solve the mystery of what foods are causing his EoE symptoms. But Ben is worried, not to mention frustrated and sad about all of the problems his disease is causing. Being placed on a special elemental diet, in which he gets his nutrition primarily from drinking something called Splash, isn’t nearly as fun or tasty as eating. Soon enough, Ben is able to gradually add food back into his diet. Sometimes he has to eliminate foods based on the findings of his regular endoscopies, and though it is frustrating, he is sure that they will figure it out soon. Eventually, he and his doctor solve the mystery and he is able to avoid eating these foods and remain healthy. The perfect book for young children coping with the illness and the parents caring for those little ones with the illness, Rotter and Yuan’s fun and informative book is the best medicine available to heal the minds of those whose lives have been impacted by EoE. Based on facts from real stories from actual patients, Eating Isn’t Always Easy: Ben’s Story About His Eosinophilic Esophagitis is as realistic as it is hopeful and uplifting, teaching children that they are an important part in their own healing process.

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Nancy S. Rotter, Ph.D, is a licensed pediatric psychologist with over twenty years of clinical experience. A senior staff psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant clinical professor in child psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Rotter works in the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital where she collaborates with allergists, gastroenterologists, and nutritionists in the treatment of children with food allergies and eosinophilic gastrointestinal conditions. Qian Yuan M.D., Ph.D. specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, is the clinical director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an assistant clinical professor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He has worked with distinguished professors at Harvard Medical School for allergy-related basic research, is a member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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nez
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great resource for kids with EoE
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2018
As a psychologist who works with patients with eosinophilic disorders, I am always looking for good resources to share with families. Eating Isn''t Always Easy is one of my favorites. This book explains eosinophilic esophagitis in simple terms, and introduces young children... See more
As a psychologist who works with patients with eosinophilic disorders, I am always looking for good resources to share with families. Eating Isn''t Always Easy is one of my favorites. This book explains eosinophilic esophagitis in simple terms, and introduces young children and their caregivers to the evaluation and treatment for EoE, along with colorful illustrations. I like that the book starts off with the main character learning how to do something new that takes practice (riding a bike) and makes a comparison with what treatment for EoE will be like- it will also be something new that will take practice to get used to! In addition this book gives children and families the everyday language to talk about EoE with people who aren''t as familiar- it is great for helping family members, teachers, or friends understand more about EoE.
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Lisa Gabardi, Ph.D.
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Excellent book to support parents and young children with EoE
Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2012
As a psychologist and mother, I highly recommend "Eating Isn''t Always Easy" for parents of children with eosinophilic disorders, as well as for physicians and counselors that work with these children and families. It is written in language that young children can... See more
As a psychologist and mother, I highly recommend "Eating Isn''t Always Easy" for parents of children with eosinophilic disorders, as well as for physicians and counselors that work with these children and families. It is written in language that young children can understand and in an empathic tone that supports children feeling less alone as they cope with their GI difficulties. The illustrations are colorful and engaging, capturing a child''s world in general and specific to the medical procedures and experiences of having EoE. Drs. Rotter and Yuan explore the range of a child''s feelings and experiences and encourage a child to connect eating with how their body feels. The authors do an excellent job of helping children feel empowered and hopeful as they deal with this challenging medical condition. As a parent, it is always wonderful to find a great children''s book to help with difficult experiences. "Eating Isn''t Always Easy" proves to be an excellent tool to help parents support their children. It even has a great page of national resources for EoE information in the back of the book. As a therapist, I will have this book on my office bookshelf to recommend to parents and families, and would encourage other medical and mental health professionals that work with children who have eosinophilic disorders to have this book in their offices as well.
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C. Z. G
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Great for kids and parents
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2013
My son, who has EoE, was so excited when I read this book to him. He just smiled ear to ear. There aren''t a lot of resources out about EoE that are tailored made for kids. And parents know that there aren''t many opportunities to have our children meet other children like... See more
My son, who has EoE, was so excited when I read this book to him. He just smiled ear to ear. There aren''t a lot of resources out about EoE that are tailored made for kids. And parents know that there aren''t many opportunities to have our children meet other children like them. This made my little 5 year old feel like he''s not alone. I mean how could he be? There''s a BOOK about EoE! My husband commented that he wishes this book was around when our son was first diagnosed. It would''ve helped us understand EoE too!

My son was so excited, he asked to bring it to school to show his kindergarten teacher. I was happy because it''s written so simple and clear that his teacher was really able to grasp EoE. I really recommend this book.
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Michelle
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Love it
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2018
My son is newly diagnosed with EoE and he was so excited to read a book about someone like him. He is ten. My husband and older children read it too, just to get an idea of how he may feel and what he may deal with.
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Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2012
I have a 4 yr old and 2 yr old with EoE. I ordered this book the moment I saw it, even though there were no reviews. So, I''m going to do everyone else a favor and rate the book. I love it. My 4 yr old can easily relate to the story (2 yr old doesnt get it) and he begs... See more
I have a 4 yr old and 2 yr old with EoE. I ordered this book the moment I saw it, even though there were no reviews. So, I''m going to do everyone else a favor and rate the book. I love it. My 4 yr old can easily relate to the story (2 yr old doesnt get it) and he begs me to read it to him every day. I am so glad he has a book to read that helps him make sense of his disease. The book talks about a boy who has eating/GI issues. He talkes about scopes, formula, and food trials. Nothing over the head of a 4-5 yr old but good info! I have recommended this book to my online EoS friends, and I would recommend it to you too.
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Jey
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Best EoE book yet!
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2013
This is such a great book for kids with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease. My 5 year old daughter finds it really easy to relate to the main character, Ben, and enjoys reading the story over and over. Ben talks about how losing foods makes him mad and sad, and how... See more
This is such a great book for kids with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease. My 5 year old daughter finds it really easy to relate to the main character, Ben, and enjoys reading the story over and over. Ben talks about how losing foods makes him mad and sad, and how hard it is to be a "food detective" sometimes. I think that every child with EoE (or any other EGID for that matter) should have a copy of this book!
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M Squared
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Perfect for explaining this to the child diagnosed
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2013
My son was diagnosed with EoE in February 2013. It was a whirlwind visit to the doctor with so much information to take in. My son is 8 years old, and his sister was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 months earlier, so he was able to grasp some of the information at the... See more
My son was diagnosed with EoE in February 2013. It was a whirlwind visit to the doctor with so much information to take in. My son is 8 years old, and his sister was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 months earlier, so he was able to grasp some of the information at the doctor''s. But, I ordered this book and received it within 2 days with PRIME (which I absolutely LOVE). While the shock was still fresh, I sat my husband and kids down and read everyone the book. It was a wonderful way to let my son (and all of us) know that he wasn''t alone, and that other kids have it too. The book was the perfect way to simplify what EoE was and what my son could expect. Great book. Thanks for publishing it!
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Larsch
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Helpful, informative, engaging, and child friendly
Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2012
As a child psychologist, it''s always challenging to find books geared specifically for children. "Eating isn''t always easy" is just the right book for young children with EoE. It''s written in developmentally appropriate language and has great illustrations that make it... See more
As a child psychologist, it''s always challenging to find books geared specifically for children. "Eating isn''t always easy" is just the right book for young children with EoE. It''s written in developmentally appropriate language and has great illustrations that make it accessible and engaging for children. It provides information and support in a way that balances the reality of the EoE challenges with a sense of mastery and hope. As families read this book together, they will have an opportunity to talk about their thoughts and feelings about EoE and to know that they''re not alone. I highly recommend it.
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Mitch Vatch
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Of all the kids books on EoE, this is the one.
Reviewed in Canada on July 17, 2015
If you want a children''s book on EoE, then this is the one. Really. The only one. Last I checked the pickings were rather slim. That being said, it''s a fairly good book. Informative, simple, not too boring. I have EoE and bought it because "why not?" but my kids...See more
If you want a children''s book on EoE, then this is the one. Really. The only one. Last I checked the pickings were rather slim. That being said, it''s a fairly good book. Informative, simple, not too boring. I have EoE and bought it because "why not?" but my kids actually enjoyed it enough to request a second reading. Weird.
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