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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite
Expertly written for a young audience, Someone You Love Has Cancer: A Child's Guide to Understanding by Robin Martin-Duttmann explains the treatment process of cancer to children. Cancer is a difficult topic, especially for children, since they may not understand what having the illness entails and what the treatment is like. The topic is well explained. The book defines the common terms used in medicine for cancer. It also discusses what a cancer diagnosis is, what a cancer patient may go through, and what role the child could play in helping the patient get better. It is written in an encouraging tone and reassures the young reader of the love that the family has for them despite the sorrow and mood swings that cancer patient may experience.
Someone You Love Has Cancer: A Child's Guide to Understanding by Robin Martin-Duttmann is a book that children with loved ones diagnosed with cancer will relate to. It is well written in simple language that explains complicated terms. It also contains suggestions of how the child may consider getting involved in preserving memories with loved ones and raising funds. The projects are clearly described in the book using templates and descriptions that make it easy to implement the ideas. A list of Internet-related resources is also included for children and even adults who want to learn more about cancer. The illustrations are creative and they help explain the messages in the book. Robin Martin-Duttmann’s Someone You Love Has Cancer is enlightening and it is written with the target audience in mind.