Cute way to learn about this common ailment few really know much about. t’s surprising, as the character in this book relates, how little current info is available about something that is so common. We all know someone with asthma, but we also probably know very little about it! This is a great way for young or old to learn how to “decode” asthma in an interactive, fun way. It could be good for a young patient or for their family and friends to learn more about what it means to have asthma, and how to support someone who does. It separates fact from fiction and the reader will come away with an action plan for living with asthma or helping someone they love. Highly recommended! -Amazon Review
Aurora and her friends are practicing for their upcoming soccer match when Aurora suddenly has an asthma episode. Her friends aren’t really sure what asthma is, so they begin their quest to find out more.
They agreed that the best place to start is the library? The librarian informed them that “decoding is the key.” Equipped with the 3-step decoder they were on their way.Wait a minute! Stop! The Beauforts are known for their wacky madcap adventures!
Did it go that smoothly? Did something happen on the way to the library? Any unexpected trips to outer space? Did they complete their decoding quest? Did any dragons with magic tricks show up?
If you want fun, excitement, adventure, and learn how to decode any topic, this might be the book for you. You just might find cartoon-based learning is right for you.
About the Author
J.A. Allen is an educator, cartoonist, and the author of Decoding Asthma. He is also the creator of the comic strip, The Beauforts. He is a holder of a doctorate in education and teaches visual literacy and cartoon-based learning. He resides in the St. Louis area with his wife and extended family – Sophie the Cat and Chloe Pup.