Aidan the Wonder Kid Who Could Not Be Stopped: A Food Allergy and Intolerance Story

Meet Aidan the Wonder Kid and his Super Smart Detective Mom. When food allergies strike, they bond together to fight back. But can they win?




Aidan is a superhero with very special powers indeed.

With his trusty dog Rocco at his side, there’s nothing he can’t do. But something is making Aidan sick. And when Aidan gets sick, he is very, very droopy. Will his grownups ever figure out what’s stealing his super powers? And how can he find his boundless energy once again?

Did you know…

As many as two children in every classroom has a food allergy. And that statistic doesn’t even take into account the number of children with food intolerances or who need special diets for other reasons!

It’s not easy having to eat differently than your friends and family, especially when you’re a kid!

Enter Aidan the Wonder Kid. Children everywhere will identify with Aidan, an energetic little guy with big dreams and big problems to solve. With food allergies and intolerances impacting kids everywhere, parents and teachers will appreciate this spunky character (and his stop-at—nothing mom) as they work together to learn how to feed Aidan just right, no more, no less, for the ultimate super power energy.

Schools can bring Colleen in for a food-allergy-focused author visit. During her time with the children, Colleen reads her book and discusses not only food allergies, but the importance for social acceptance, and understanding that everyone has to eat just right for their bodies! Options for full Common Core aligned writing lessons (on the broader topic of problem solving), crafts, and bulletin board activities are offered. Author visits can be in person or virtual!