Monday, January 3, 2011

You Are the Best Medicine

"A tender story that offers hope and comfort to parents with cancer and their children."
-HarperCollinsPublishers News, Marisa Russell

Clark, Julie Aigner.
You Are the Best Medicine.
September 2010.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

A young mother suffering from cancer reiterates throughout the story that the love and support of a little girl is perhaps the best "medicine" for her mother during the healing process in her battle with cancer. The story is very simple and uses very little explicit detail, while at the same time, providing just enough to help children understand and feel at ease with the diagnosis that grips their loved one. Written by a two-time breast cancer survivor, You Are the Best Medicine is sure to provide comfort to families experiencing such a diagnosis!

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Share the book with your family (or pass it along to a family you know that is living through such a diagnosis). Sit and have a family talk about what is happening and how everyone feels.

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style='clear: both;' Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian said...

LOVED this book (and I don't like the Baby Einstein stuff, so I was biased against). It went right on my recommended reading list.

style='clear: both;' Betty said...

What great children's books. We'll look for them at the library! My kids received a wonderful book for Christmas called "The Thanksgiving Coat". It teaches children about homelessness, hunger and sharing in a very positive verse and has beautiful illustrations.