- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Dragonfly Pub (January 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0966782046
- ISBN-13: 978-0966782042
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #973,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What Is Cancer Anyway?: Explaining Cancer to Children of All Ages Paperback – January 1, 1998
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Pros: this book includes an extended family (parents, kids, grandparents) and talks about the cancer simply and directly; addressing a few emotional concerns such as "can I kiss grandpa?" and "will I get sick too?".
Cons: the "kids" are drawn as dogs and the adults as humans. My bright 4 year old daughter asked why and how could puppies come from humans - and I had no good answer than to say the author stretched their imagination (I then had to explain that humans could only give birth to human babies). If the author wanted the family to be "mixed" why not use different ethnicities? At least then the characters would be the same species! Also, the book didn't address the physical side effects too well or give a way for the sick child to address their concerns of being ill, looking different, and most importantly - the possiblity of death.
If you need something for your sick child, get Chemo Girl by Christina Richmond. It is written by a 9 year old girl who had cancer. The book address feelings in conjunction with the chemo treatments while making the ill child heroic and knowing that s/he isn't alone in their fight for
their lives. Also check out the American Cancer Society workbook. It is aimed for kids with sick parents, but the questions can be directed to sick children as well. There is one more book whose title I can't remember, but it has a Cancer Team approach as well and explains the treatments in a more friendly and simple way.
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The dread of cancer is mostly due to the extremely toxic treatments that are frightening for both the patient and their children. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by jan plank