Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mom Has Cancer

Submitted by Amanda from Lexington Park!
Mom Has Cancer by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos is a simple way to talk to kids about what cancer, chemotherapy, and life with cancer is. In the beginning, the little boy notices that something is wrong with his mother, and he thinks it might be his fault, since he did not do well on a test at school. He notices that his parents are often sad, and going to the doctor. Then one day they tell him about his mom's cancer, and how things will change. She might rest more, and the medicine she will take will make her lose her hair. He knows that he must be quiet when she is resting, and helps around the house to keep it neat. In the end, the chemotherapy is over, and mom finds out the cancer is gone. The little boy appreciates his mom at his soccer games more, and spends more time with her. This is a simple story with great illustrations to help children deal with a difficult issue.

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