Ah-Choo! by Lana Wayne Koehler and Gloria G. Adams, illustrated by Ken Min, is a look at what it’s like to have a kid sister with serious allergies. When you want a pet so bad, you’ll do anything to get one, including building your own zoo, this book explores sibling angst and desire. Kids always want what they cannot have, but in this case, it’s not because the parents cannot afford it or the boy had been bad and is being punished. His little sister is allergic to every pet he brings home.
Granted not all of these animals are meant to be pets, but my daughter found it funny when it was her turn to shout “Ah-Choo!” Each page is vibrantly colored and the drawings are easily identifiable. The sister blowing her nose and the birds being blow back is one of the funniest. My daughter was amazed that the sister didn’t hate the animals even though she was allergic — you can find her cuddling with a dog and cat on one page.
Ah-Choo! by Lana Wayne Koehler and Gloria G. Adams, illustrated by Ken Min, is a cute and interactive read for younger kids that will have them exploring different types of pets and what it means to be allergic.