Good children’s literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
Receiving chemotherapy was a big F-bomb bummer for me. There were no ifs ands or buts about it. Knowing that I would lose my hair and continue working with special needs children, I searched for books to help me explain my situation, ever so delicately. I found the sensitivity I was searching for in the book, Nowhere Hair. It is such a great tool to help guide children through the experience.
In a quirky yet natural way, this book addresses essential points when talking with children about cancer, including:
- Cancer is not their mistake
- Cancer is not transmittable
- Dramatic side effects of chemotherapy, including hair loss and fatigue
This book provides a wonderful way to open dialogue to explain and discuss challenging circumstances to children.
This book addresses children’s remorse, worry and sorrow gently, with decorum and reverence. This book is straightforward, amusing and all the rage…and I love everything about it!
Sue Glader, the author, is an award-winning freelance writer, mother, and breast cancer survivor. Her message to women is to take risks, be brave and live life!
Edith Buenen, the illustrator is extremely talented. Her drawings are charming, fashionable and cheerful. Her pictures help diminish probable fright connected to hair loss.
Thanks to my professional and now personal experiences, I’ve read many pieces of children’s literature related to cancer. After doing so, I now admit I am a book snob on the subject. Let’s just say that I can’t recommend this book highly enough.