My Books

Living with Eczema : Moms Asks, Doc Answers! 

Living with Eczema book cover

Living with Eczema is a book co-authored by Mei aka MarcieMom and Professor Hugo van Bever (who is the doctor for Marcie, Mei’s daughter). It has close to 200 pages of practical advice, explaining eczema – its diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research, including an unique section MarcieMom Asks, Prof Hugo Answers in each chapter. 

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A to Z Animals are not scratching!

This is a book that offers an ingenious, light hearted approach to  teaching young children not to scratch. It is inspired by my baby girl, Marcie, who has eczema since 2 weeks old. I wish that it will be in print one day (currently available as ebook) IT IS PRINTED so that all children, particularly those with eczema, can have fun learning not to scratch just as the A to Z animals are not scratching!

More of the Book

This book is beautifully illustrated on Adobe Illustrator and each animal (26 in all, A to Z!) is doing something and not scratching when faced with various conditions such as heat, itchiness, fatigue or sleepiness. You can preview sample pages (A to D animals)below.

Update Aug 2012: My book is PRINTED! I’ve 250 copies, and they are running out fast!

Update June 2013: The book has completely run out – if interested to purchase, do let me know so that I can print another batch!

Update March 2014: I have re-printed the book due to popular demand, contact me for bulk order or to send as a gift to a young friend with eczema.

1) 100 copies to Eczema Outreach Scotland, thank you for including them in your welcome pack (picture below)

Angus Health Fair – Welcome pack

2) 30 copies to Columbia Academy, a Singapore preschool 3) 20 copies to National Skin Centre 4) 32 copies to Singapore’s National Library (available for loan!), and the rest sent all over the world!

Update 2015-2016: I have re-printed the book a few times and sent all over the world, including to parents who contact me for a copy (printing and postage fees reimbursed)

Can’t get enough of the A to Z Animals? Click here for the coloring page

28 replies on “My Books”

Mei, can I please get a copy of some of the books, my son’s been battling eczema for couple years now. I think this is a great idea. I tried looking for the books online but I can’t find them. Thank you so much 🙂

Hi Hayley,

If you live in Singapore, you could borrow the A to Z Animals from National Library

There’s no where that you can buy the A to Z Animals, I’d email you to see if you’d like the hard copy – I can send it over for just the cost of printing and postage.

For the Living with eczema book, it’s available for purchase online at Amazon

Wishing you the best for 2018!

I would love to get a physical copy of the book. Please let me know how I can get a copy.

I am a big fan of your site! It has helped me cope with my daughter’s eczema. She is now just over 2 years old an has had eczema since she was 4 months old. Although it has abated somewhat, she still itches sometimes and has made scratching a habit whenever she is tired, upset, or sick. I think your book would help her kick the scratching habit. How do I get the printed copy of it?

Hi Alice!

Will let you know when the book is out! You can fill in the above form and if you like your daughter’s picture to be in the book, submit your photos and my co-author will do the selection depending on whether it fits into the relevant sections.

Cheers and thanks!

HI, I just found this blog and I liked your book but I would also like to know how I can get a physical copy of it. My son is 3 (he has had eczema since he was 6 months).We like to read and look through books but not on the phone. Thank you(:


How can I purchase a copy for your book? My 4 year old boy has had eczema since two months of age and I’m fighting his daily scratching episodes. He loves books and I would love to share yours with him. Thanks!

Hi there
I would love to get a physical copy of the book as I like to keep looking at screens to a minimum for my baby and he has had bad eczema since he was just a few months old (about to turn a year soon).
Please let me know where or how I can get a copy – it’s such a great idea.

Would love a copy of your book if not a hassle. My 2yr old little girl has eczema and I’ve been trying to explain to her the importance of not scratchIng but it’s just so hard.

Thanks Valerie 🙂

For those who filled in my contact form, or attended the #4Eczema twitter party, do email me for a free copy of my book 🙂

Your sharing will help others!