Nowhere Hair: Explains Your Cancer and Chemo To Kids
Author: Glader, Sue
Number Of Pages: 34
Release Date: 06-11-2015
Details: Review "Sue Glader's words put it all in the proper perspective. A wonderful tool for families." --~ Kelly Corrigan, NYTImes bestselling author of The Middle Place"Written in rhyme and accompanied by whimsical, colorful illustrations, the story unfolds about a little girl looking for her mother s hair. This picture book is written for children ages 3 to 8, but can be enjoyed and appreciated by all ages. It helps children understand chemotherapy and how cancer and hair loss are not their fault. It is a story about fear and sadness, being silly and wearing crazy hats, and loving those who look different. This is a must buy for consumer and family library collections. It is a positive tool to guide conversations with children, giving them hope, comfort, and a better understanding of cancer treatments." --~ Nancy O'Brien, Iowa Health Des Moines in CAPHIS/Consumer Connection (a Medical Library Association Periodical)"Humor. Sensitivity. Positive images. Now when a woman asks how she is going to tell her child about losing her hair, I have the perfect book." --~ Diane Brandon, Cancer Resource Specialist at Marin Cancer Institute Product Description The little girl in NOWHERE HAIR knows two things: Her mom's hair is not on her head anymore, so therefore it must be somewhere around the house. After searching the obvious places, the story reveals that her mother, although going through cancer treatment, is still silly, attentive, happy and yes, sometimes very tired and cranky. She learns that she didn't cause the cancer, can't catch it, and that Mommy still is very much up for the job of mothering. The book, written in rhyme, explains hats, scarves, wigs, going bald in public, and the idea of being nice to people who may look a little different than you. It ends with the idea that what is inside of us is far more important than how we look on the outside. For any parent or grandparent, NOWHERE HAIR offers a comfortable platform to explain something that is inherently very difficult. Recommended by the American School Counselor Association and LIVESTRONG. Used in more than 100+ cancer centers. Now available in a Spanish edition, ¿Y el pelo? Explica el cáncer y la quimioterapia con sus hijos. From the Author It's not fair, I know. Oh, how I know. But you've got children at home who are going to wonder what is going on with you. And while you might be able to dodge the issue in the beginning, when your hair starts falling out, you have to face the music and dance with the kids. They deserve it, and it will help relieve the stress of holding that information inside of you. I wrote Nowhere Hair to help. I know that it will.