Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings- When someone you love has cancer...a hopeful. helpful book for kids
Author: Ellen McVicker
Number Of Pages: 48
Release Date: 31-05-2018
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It's back on the shelf in paperback AND available through the author! Thanks to the generous collaboration with Sharsheret, a non-profit national organization helping women and families dealing with cancer, our book has been reprinted for the 7th time!
This award winning children's book, illustrated by Nanci Hersh, award winning artist and cancer survivor, is a listen-to/read-aloud book for children. A beautifully illustrated resource that can be used to educate and support any child who is facing the cancer of a loved one. The story, as told through the eyes of a little boy as he explains his mom's cancer to other children, lends itself to a simple and clear understanding of cancer. Although the characters are a mother and son, hundreds of children around the world have been able to transcend this book to their own personal situation. Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings teaches children to realize the power they have to be an active and integral part of a loved one's cancer journey... or really, any journey for that matter.
Note: Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings can also be purchased for your KINDLE. View in Portrait mode for optimal reading!
The most beautiful book for parents to read to their children...A resource about how to talk to a child about a parent's cancer diagnosis...The best book on this subject that I've seen yet. --Maria Housden, author of Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived
When I first saw this book, I cried. I cried as a mother of young children, for the clarity it brings to the young child's mind by answering the questions he may not yet be able to formulate and by claiming the fears he may not yet recognize. ...Mothers and fathers will have one less source of anxiety with this book as a resource...[This book} is not just for the child in the midst of a family illness. It is for all children and all parents everywhere. ----The late, Beth M Deutsch, MD --Past Medical Director of HerSpace: Breast Imaging Associates
[This book] is a gem. This is a very important book with a very powerful message. A beautiful work of art that educates children about medical and psychological issues relating to cancer, it is also a gift for the loved one with cancer. ...For a patient with cancer, there is no better gift than the comforting words and hugs from a kid who understands...It brightens the day. Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings provides a pathway to this gift. -- --Neil Shulman, MD author of What's in a Doctor's Bag?, Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine, and President, Patch Adams' Gesundheit Institute
About the Author
Throughout her professional life, Ellen McVicker has always worked in some capacity with children, parents, educators, and people who were dedicated to the mental health profession. Ellen was a master teacher in the field of special education for twenty years and a kindergarten teacher for four. Additionally, Ellen was the Director of Education for both Charter Hospital of Denver and the Colorado Children's Museum, and the Marketing Director for the Centre for Behavioral Health at Denver's Porter Memorial Hospital. Ellen's passion has always been to find ways to lend a voice to any child or parent who did not have the words to say what was needed on their own. Today, Ellen lives in Aurora, Colorado with her husband Tracey, is a kindergarten reading interventionist in the Cherry Creek School District, and remains passionate about getting her book into the hands of those children and families who need it most.