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Can I tell you about Asthma?

Can I tell you about Asthma?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lesley Mills, illustrated by Rosy Salaman

Part of the Can I tell you about...? series

Quick Overview

Alfie invites readers to learn about asthma from his perspective and describes what it feels like to have an asthma attack, how to use an inhaler, what the common triggers are and how people around him can help. The appealing illustrations make it an ideal introduction for children and a great resource for parents, friends, teachers and nurses.
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Paperback / softback
2012, 8.94in x 6.06in / 227mm x 154mm, 56pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-350-1
2012, ePUB, 56pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-744-5
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Meet Alfie - a young boy with asthma. Alfie invites readers to learn about asthma from his perspective, describing how it feels to have an asthma attack and what the common triggers are. He talks about the challenges of having asthma and how important it is that his friends and the people around him can recognise the signs when he starts feeling short of breath and know how to help. Alfie also gives simple instructions on using asthma inhalers and other medical treatments.

This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and nurses. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.


'This is a book that should be in each school and will be invaluable for parents too.'
- Healthy Books

'Lesley Mills offers a medically accurate, age appropriate and accessible way for children, parents and teachers to learn more about asthma. With Rosy Salaman's delightful illustrations, young Alfie comes alive as our guide and teacher. As Alfie says so well, "I think most people would like to help, but they just don't know the right thing to do." Lesley Mills generously shares her wisdom through Alfie, so that we will all know the right things to do and to say when it comes to asthma. I highly recommend this resource to everyone on both sides of the Atlantic.'
- Robert Oliphant, President, Asthma Society of Canada


By (author): Lesley Mills
Illustrated by: Rosy Salaman