Sarah and Puffle

Pages: 32, Black & white
Size: 7 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Age Range: 4-8
Item #: 4414410
ISBN: 978-0-94535-441-3
List Price: $14.95
Copyright: 1992
Format: Hardcover
Other Format: Softcover
Availability: In Stock
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Overview
What can a talking lamb possibly have to say to a child with diabetes? Plenty. In this upbeat story, a stuffed animal comes to life just in time to help a young girl, who is feeling pretty angry and sad about her condition. Puffle's funny little rhymes are chockful of valuable advice sure to comfort all children with diabetes and to further understanding by siblings and friends. Parents will particularly appreciate the clearly written introduction before sitting down to giggle—and learn—with their children.
About the Author
Linnea Mulder, RN, lives in Redmond, Washington, with her husband and two daughters, one of whom has diabetes.
About the Illustrator
Joanne H. Friar is an illustrator who lives in Somerset, Massachusetts.
Reviews & Awards

…an excellent resource for use with young children with newly diagnosed diabetes. Siblings, classmates, and friends can use the book to learn about diabetes and diabetes management…excellent for families of young children with diabetes. Sarah's story provides basic diabetes information for children and fills a void for this age group.
Diabetes Spectrum

It's just what is needed for children…[and] for grandparents, babysitters, and extended family.
—Cheryl Barry, RN, MS, CDE, Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Reading this book out loud can help young children and their families cope with the day-to-day effort of dealing with diabetes.
—Carol A. Blainey, MN, RN, CDE, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of Washington

[Ms. Mulder] sensitively addresses the isolated feelings a child sometimes experiences, as well as provides a tool to help siblings and the child's peer group understand some rather difficult concepts.
—Richard S. Mauseth, MD, specialist in pediatric diabetes