Why my mummy? Kai shares his mother's experience of cancer

by Penny, Donna

Donna Penny, Australia, 2016

Cover image of Why My Mummy?

Donna Penny wrote this picture book from the perspective of her 9-year-old son, Kai, to help parents explain advanced (metastatic) cancer to their children. It is a bright, positive book, sharing the family's experience of advanced breast cancer, including chemotherapy, hair loss, anxiety and most of all, family. Although Donna has breast cancer, the story doesn't actually mention the type of cancer, so it is equally relevant for children of women with any type of advanced cancer.

Categories: Childcare, Relationships

Subjects: Advanced breast cancer, Chemotherapy, Families, Side effects

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Last Updated: 11 February, 2020 9:12 am