Few experiences are more distressing than the helpless feeling of watching a frightened young child fighting for the next breath. "Asthma in Children" has been written by two of Australia's leading experts in respiratory medicine and it explains to parents and carers in simple terms how to manage an asthmatic child. Both authors are practising paediatricians and their empathy with young people comes through strongly. This book gives the background for a clear understanding of exactly what asthma is and then it moves on to emphasize the importance of cooperation and teamwork between those involved - this includes making treatment decisions. "Asthma in Children" suggests regular preventative therapies, emphasizes the importance of accurate diagnosis and provides practical home management strategies. In short, the book is useful reading for parents, families and health professionals.