Once upon a time . . . It’s how all heroes begin their story, and you’re a hero, too! Your mama has cancer, and it’s a scary journey, but you can help your mama just by being you—special, wonderful, YOU. Your mama loves you just the way you are. You are your mama’s knight.
Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is an emotional toolbox that can help kids and parents communicate about what it means for Mama to have cancer. The book is filled with tools and activities designed to make coping with illness easier on both parent and child, and can be personalized for each child.
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Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Today, she has completed Bloodmark, Bloodrealms, and Bloodmoon of the Bloodmark Saga trilogy and started her journey into children’s books with Mama’s Knight in honor of her own mother who lost her battle with cancer. She’s a national award-winning graphic designer and birth doula in her day jobs. Aurora lives with her family in Minnesota.
This is a great tool for a child to deal with emotions. It has great activities and some patterns you can download off the internet. I liked the pictures, they were uplifting. There is a lot in this book for a child to deal with, The author touches on death (when mom won't be around anymore), a brief description of cancer (monsters inside the body), and all sorts of moods. I loved that you can personalize the book with your child's name and favorite activities. There are also coupons that the child can fill out for an activity with someone else if mom is too sick to play. I do think that the author needs to have another edition of the story for families with more than one child. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy, all opinions are my own.
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