Each year millions of people flood to Barbados for its delectable food, passion for living in harmony with ocean and it’s obsession with cricket. However, with hundreds of millions of ticks calling the island home, this playground for the soul is also rife with the potential for Lyme disease.
Lorraine Damonte, the author and carrier of Lyme Disease, has written her latest children’s book that takes children on a fascinating tour of Barbados while educating them about the dangers of tick bites. Nicole is a child who is planning a visit to the island of Barbados and has colorful hand painted pictures of beautiful scenes, foods, traditions and the climate of this lovely island. As with many thousands of exotic islands around the world, there is dangers of ticks carrying many diseases in these climates, notably Lyme Disease. This is a preventable disease so it is important for young children to understand how it is carried by ticks, what they look like and how to ‘Spot the Tick’.
In each page that captures the lovely island adventure, the reader has fun spotting the tick on each page. This is to bring awareness to young children (this book is recommended for ages four through nine) and how they should take precautions in order to not be bitten. While broadening a child’s horizons to the beauty of exotic islands and adventures, it carried a very real and vitally important message on how to recognize and prevent Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is something no one is immune to and if often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. While Nicole is able to have an enjoyable and fun holiday in Barbados her game of spotting the tick is also a life-saving measure that is a teaching tool for all who read it.
Charity! This book is dedicated to the Lyme disease and that the author will donate 50% of profits to a Lyme disease charity.
List Price: £6.99