Here is another book in the Elf Help series that parents may find helpful.
When Someone You Love Has Cancer- A Guide to Help Kids Cope is an excellent place to start when explaining things to kids.
Things like Is Cancer Contagious....and other questions kids have but that parents may not know exactly how to answer.
Author Alaric Lewis gives kids and their parents the answers and Illustrator R.W. Alley enhances the text with the adorable elf characters he has done in other Elf Help books for kids.
The book was released in September of 2005 and is one of the best ways to approach the subject of cancer with your child. The book can be found in the library, at www.Amazon.com, or at your local book store.
I know you and your child will be able to talk about your loved one and this disease with more understanding after reading this text together. Let me know what you think.