Lulu loves liquorice, running in the garden and playing with her chickens. Lulu also has asthma. When she gets an unexpected hug from her new friend Bear, she struggles to breathe and doesn’t know what to do next. It’s up to Poppa and the blue puffer to save the day. Lulu learns that asthma, just like Bear, will be with her for life – but won’t always be scary.
Asthma symptoms can be distressing for children. This story combines simple directions with a reassuring message, perfect for children and their parents to learn together. Written for families who are living with asthma, The Trouble With Bear Hugs – A Story About Asthma is a book about the importance of telling an adult when asthma symptoms start.
Written for ages 7 and under.
A delightfully illustrated and reassuring book for children with asthma by Asthma Australia. I really like the message!
Pam Linke – Early childhood and parenting consultant