Illness, Hospitalization, and Medical Concerns
When Louise wakes up with itchy eyes, a wheezy throat, and a sneezy nose, she just knows it is not going to be a very good day.
Arthur's Chicken Pox
Arthur the aardvark catches chicken pox a week before he is supposed to go to the circus.
You Are the Best Medicine
A mother who has cancer gently informs her child of what the effects will be, and reminds her little one of all the special times they have shared, and will continue to share, even while she undergoes treatment.
Maisy Goes to the Hospital
When Maisy hurts herself on a trampoline, she goes to the hospital, where she is taken care of and meets a new friend.
Toby loves his big sister Clemmie. She always looks after him and he looks after her - even when her disability means she has to go to the hospital again.
When a mother loses her hair during chemotheraphy, a son gives her constant support as he helps her choose a wig.
Froggy Goes to the Doctor
Froggy isn't looking forward to his check-up because he might get a shot but when it's over and he's pronounced a very healthy frog, Dr. Mugwort is the one who dreads Froggy's next visit.
The Goodbye Cancer Garden
When a mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, she and her family plant a garden and watch it grow through the seasons as she undergoes treatments and gets better.
I'm Not Feeling Well Today
In cumulative verses using rebuses, a young boy describes all the things he will need since he is not feeling well--until he learns that school is closed because of a snow storm.
Hair for Mama
When Marcus's mother has chemotherapy for her cancer and loses her hair, he tries to find new hair for her to make her well again.
When Emma's grandmother, who takes care of her after school and takes her out for bagels on Wednesdays, gets sick and has to go to the hospital, Emma is afraid that she will die--but she is also afraid to talk about her fear.
When Natalie's baby brother is born too soon, she tries to wait patiently to teach him everything he will need to know, but she misses her parents and begins to resent the time they spend with him at the hospital.