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Special 3-Day Halloween Giveaway! “Willie Villie Meets Casey Kramps in Sprueville” by Elena Torsiello PLUS A Halloween Basket Full of Gluten-Free Goodies!

October 23rd, 2013 by Lisa

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Friday, October 25, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thanks so much for all of your comments!  The winners have been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Amy and Sara L.!  Enjoy your goodies!!!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!


It’s that time of year again, when the little ghosts and goblins are wandering the neighborhoods looking for candy!

While Halloween is a lot of fun for most kids, it can be a really scary time of year for a kid with Celiac Disease.  Parents of kids with Celiac or any other food allergy or intolerance can tell you that making sure your child doesn’t eat something that will make them sick can be very challenging.

Explaining to a child who has been diagnosed with Celiac Disease or Celiac Sprue, can be difficult.  Little ones don’t always understand why they can’t eat the same foods as their friends and classmates.

Author Elena Torsiello’s new kids’ book, “Willie Villie Meets Casey Kramps in Sprueville: A Book About Celiac Disease”, can help a child understand their diagnosis and feel better about their new lifestyle.

“Willie Villie Meets Casey Kramps in Sprueville” is the story of a little boy named Casey Kramps, who has Celiac Disease.  He meets Willie Villie from the gluten-free planet, Spruton.  Willie helps Casey understand his new gluten-free diet.

I love that this book is fun to read as well as informative.  Kids will love it as well as adults who want to understand the gluten-free diet better.  Kids can share it with their friends, teachers, family members and other caretakers, so that they may understand why it is so important to follow the child’s special diet.

The book has great illustrations by Eileen Rothstein.


I highly recommend purchasing this book for any parent of a child who is newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  It can be easily purchased from the online bookstore.  There is even an e-book version!  You can also purchase “Willie Villie” on!

Elena is so wonderful, that she wanted to give away these two awesome Halloween baskets, along with a copy of her book, to two lucky readers!!!

Here is what is included in the baskets:

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Basket #1:

  • Elena’s book Willie Villie Meets Casey Kramps in Sprueville: A Book about Celiac Disease
  • A book mark
  • Elena’s postcard
  • Slinky
  • Enjoy Life Chocolate Brownie Cookies – all 8 allergen free
  • Dum Dum Pops-bag – all 8 allergen free
  • Halloween Erasers
  • Halloween Pencils
  • Angry Birds Fruit snacks-gluten free/nut free
  • Halloween Plastic Tumblers
  • Tootsie Pops gluten free/peanut free/tree nut free and egg free
  • Comix Mix candy Stix-gluten free

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Basket #2:

  • Elena’s book Willie Villie Meets Casey Kramps in Sprueville: A Book about Celiac Disease
  • A postcard
  • A book mark
  • Enjoy Life chocolate chip cookies-all 8 allergen free
  • Bag of Dum Dum Pops-all 8 allergen free
  • Angry Bird Fruit Snacks-gluten and nut free
  • Slinky
  • Halloween pencils
  • Halloween tumblers
  • Halloween erasers
  • Tootsie Pops-gluten free/peanut free Tree nut free Egg free
  • Comix Sticks Candy Stixs-gluten free



You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Willie Villie’s Children’s Network on Facebook
  2. Following Willie Villie on Twitter




This special 3-day giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, October 23, 2013) until Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.  So hurry and enter this great giveaway!!!

The winners will be notified by email.


Thank you so much for your support and good luck everyone!!!



60 Responses to “Special 3-Day Halloween Giveaway! “Willie Villie Meets Casey Kramps in Sprueville” by Elena Torsiello PLUS A Halloween Basket Full of Gluten-Free Goodies!”

  1. We have 3 GF kiddos who would love this!

  2. Oooh, gf Halloween!

  3. Our grandchildren would be so happy with all of these! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  4. sounds like a fun book, I can’t wait to read it and eat the brownies, too

  5. Good idea to have a book for kids about being gluten free. I am gluten intolerant and my husband is not. We haven’t had our 2 year old tested yet, but the book would be helpful if we found out he was gf as well.

  6. How great is this!! I’m hoping to blend Gluten Free foods in with the whole family. :)

  7. what a wonderful idea and gift!

  8. I like them on facebook

  9. I think this sounds wonderful. We all have some gluten intolerance.

  10. Such cute baskets!