“Hi, I’m Olivia, and I’m three years old. My mummy has breast cancer. She says cancer is a disease that can make you very ill. I was really scared that I might get cancer, too, if we have cuddles. But then Mummy explained everything. She says you can’t catch cancer from other people. She has to go to hospital for some special medicine and all her hair is going to fall out, and she’ll be really tired. But she hopes it will all make her better again.”
This fully illustrated autobiographical story explains in age-appropriate language what cancer is, and what happens during chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy.
At the end of the story, psychotherapist Peter Kravitz explains how
children think, and encourages honest and open conversations.
For children aged 3+.
Published by Elke Thompson 2021
Elke Thompson & Charlie Meyer
Paperback, 48 pages, full colour throughout, A4 size
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