Nick the Super Scientist
Nick's interest in science was the basis for the book. His love of science started even before he got a microscope as a gift. Here are some great websites for aspiring young scientists:
When Nick Schmitz was 6 years old (he's 7 now), he was diagnosed with celiac disease. That diagnosis lead to a big change in Nick's eating habits - a change the made Nick feel a lot better. He stopped having so many tummy aches, and started growing a lot faster.
And when he learned how the disease affected his body, he wanted to share that information with other kids who have celiac disease. He and his mom decided to write a book to help other kids understand how celiac disease affected their body, and their ability to absorb the nutrients in food.
As Nick said, "We couldn't find a book with cool pictures to read, so we thought we should write one to help other kids understand all this better."
About the Book
In Nick and the Shrinking Inner Spaceship, our boy scientist super hero takes readers on an amazing journey. Nick shrinks himself and his favorite spaceship so he can explore his little brother's intestines for signs of celiac disease.
He and the readers learn how celiac disease actually affects the body. But don't worry, everything comes out in the end.