This sensitive, hopeful story will help kids explore their sadness when a close family member is undergoing medical treatment, while highlighting sources of light that can bring stability during uncertain times. It is also a terrific resource for anyone who wants to understand the ups and downs of coping with a parent’s illness.
Ani's stuck in a dark cloud because his mother hasn’t been home. His friends and family try to brighten his mood, but nothing helps. When Mama finally comes back, but with her hair missing, Ani’s light gets brighter and brighter, chasing away his darkness. The unconditional love between Ani and his mother shines through as the two enjoy their precious time together, whether it’s forever, or just for now.
Includes a note from the author explaining ways to help a child through a family crisis.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-1433832772 Ages 4-8
Keywords: family, medical treatment, illness, parents, chemotherapy, radiation, feelings, emotions, fears, love, empowerment, encouragement, reassurance, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old