Thursday, January 1, 2009

book Review

Punk Wig

  • Author: Lori Ries

Illustrated by: Erin Eitter Kono

ISBN: 978-1-59078-486-0

Boyd Mills Press 2008

ages 2-12

This is a loving story of a young boy who helps his mom through treatment with " alien blobs" for her cancer. On a good day, when mom is feeling less tired, they go together to Harriett's Hair for a wig day. The book is fun and warm with humor weaved into a delightful story of how a boy supports his mom through chemotherapy.

This is a great book with colorful pictures showing children the process from going to the hospital, to feeling tired and sick, to loosing hair, to wearing the Punk Wig, to finally getting better in the process.

This book is a must read for parents and children who are experiencing this same scenario, and a good read for children who just want to know a little something about loosing your hair.

Check it out.


Dorothy Massey said...

Sounds like a fun book with a useful purpose, Terri. Has it inspired you? Dorothy

Donna M. McDine said...

Hi Terri...great review and great book! Keep up the wonderful work you do!


P.S. Dorothy...has hit it on the head...any ideas for a book from you?

J. Aday Kennedy's A Writing Playground said...

Sounds like a must read for kids that are dealing with a parent battling cancer.
Happy New Year,
J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer

Dawn Phillips said...

What a creative way to communicate with children about cancer. I hope to have the chance to read it sometime.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Dawn Phillips