Available on back-order now. More stock arriving soon!
Recently translated into English, Luke and the tiger is a storybook about a boy with the skin condition ichthyosis for children aged 3-7 years. Luke wakes up in the middle of the night, because there is a tiger next to his bed. The tiger can’t find her babies, and she asks Luke for help. During their adventure, they meet other wild animals and discover that Luke is not the only one with a special skin.
The author, Jolien van der Geugten, is mother to a six-year-old son with X-Linked ichthyosis from The Netherlands. When her son started grade school, she missed an uplifting story to tell his classmates, his friends and their parents about his skin condition. Therefore, she decided to write a children’s book herself. The story uses a positive approach to explain what it’s like to have a dry skin condition, like ichthyosis. The message in this story is valuable for children with and without skin problems, as it will help them to understand each other better.
The Ichthyosis Support has SOLD OUT of the books, however if you would like to back-order a book we will post out to you as soon as we have them back in stock. You can still order from the author but it will be shipped from the Netherlands.
You can back order the book if you live in the Republic of Ireland. Should you wish to order more than 2 books and/or additional items, please contact us for postage costs.
DO NOT ORDER FROM THE ICHTHYOSIS SUPPORT GROUP (ISG) IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE UK AND IRELAND. PLEASE ORDER FROM THE LUKE AND THE TIGER WEBSITE BASED IN THE NETHERLANDS.
You can download a free colouring page of Luke and the tiger from the website. Jolien: ‘With the colouring page I hope to increase awareness about ichthyosis and the book. I hope children will have a positive memory of the story and that the story will stick in their minds a little better. The book has already been read at various schools in The Netherlands and they used the colouring pages as well’.
About the author
Jolien van der Geugten (38 years) is married and is mother to three children (3, 6 and 8 years old). She obtained her PhD in Health promotion in 2017. She decided to use her knowledge and skills for people with a skin disease. Besides this children’s book, she was editor-in-chief for the first magazine on ichthyosis ‘Itchy’ and she developed an information leaflet about ichthyosis in The Netherlands.
Do you have a question about the book, or are buying it from outside of the UK and Ireland please email Jolien at [email protected]. If you have a question about buying the book in the UK or Ireland please email the ISG at [email protected].
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