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When Molly Was in the Hospital: A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Hospitalized Children (Minimed Series : Volume 1) Hardcover – December 1, 1994
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PreSchool-Grade 2?A sensitive and involving story about the experiences of a young girl, Anna, whose younger sister faces major surgery. Many concerns of the well child are addressed?anger at her parents' preoccupation with the ill toddler; fear that she somehow caused the illness; worries about catching it; and her loneliness when left behind with grandparents or neighbors. Anna takes part in the rehabilitation process?seeing Molly in the hospital, attending sessions for siblings, and participating in physical therapy. Realistic, full-page black-and-white pencil drawings are finely rendered and expressive, and effectively reflect the story's mood and events. The hospital details are few but cover the essentials both in text and pictures. The situations discussed can easily be expanded to cover readers' own experiences. This unique offering will be welcomed by stressed relatives who do not want to overlook the emotional needs of siblings during a difficult time.?Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This true-to-life story captures the reality of how a sibling's illness, hospitalization, and surgery affects family dynamics and the range of emotion including fear, anger, jealousy, love, and frustration that siblings of patients often experience. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations. --Contemporary Pediatrics
A sensitive and involving story ... realistic, full-page drawings are finely rendered and expressive, and effectively reflect the story's mood and events. The hospital details are few but cover the essentials both in text and pictures. The situations discussed can easily be expanded to cover readers' own experiences. This unique offering will be welcomed by stressed relatives who do not want to overlook the emotional needs of siblings during a difficult time. --School Library Journal
The hospitalization of a child can cause chaos in even the closest of families ... Debbie Duncan offers a story that should help dispel the worry, guilt, loneliness and jealousy experienced by siblings. Duncan tells a tale that covers all the psychological bases while retaining its engaging charm. --Disability Resources Monthly
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This book is specifically aimed at children who are about four to eight years old. When one of my own children was hospitalized and had surgery, I thought of this book and brought it out for my other children.
This book tells the story of a young girl, whose baby sister is admitted into a hospital. The baby sister needs surgery, and the older girl is very unhappy. The older sister is initially angry at how Molly is getting all the attention. Later, she feels guilty and wonders if she somehow caused Molly's illness.
The author had a child who had a chronic condition and underwent surgery. She saw how her older children experienced the sibling's illness. The illustrator is a physician who left the clinical practice of medicine to pursue her artwork and to raise her own family. Her medical background may help account for the superb, sensitive illustrations.