An easy-to-understand text complemented with color illustrations reassures children who suffer from asthma, explaining what it is and reminding them that with proper treatment and medical council, they can participate in all childhood activities and lead normal lives. All titles in the very helpful “A First Look at. . . ” series speak directly to preschool and early-grades children, encouraging them to explore their feelings and talk to trusted elders about ways of dealing with things that bother them. Some problems discussed in these books are passing in nature and can be solved with relative ease. Others, like those treated in this new title, encourage children who have long-term health problems to trust in the professional medical care that they require, and not be frightened by it. The book features child-friendly color illustrations on every page. A brief section at the end of the book presents specific advice and information for parents.