Parents are always looking for a storybook that helps deal with some of the unhappier issues that life brings to a family. THE GOODBYE CANCER GARDEN is a storybook that handles the issue of a young mother's cancer with forthrightness and optimism. It is winter when Mom finds out she has cancer, and after a trip to the doctor where the kids get to ask their questions, it is decided that while Mom is getting treatment they will plan a garden -- because the doctor has said that Mom's treatments will be done by pumpkin time. Mom's treatments progress after surgery, and the garden keeps growing.
The author of this book has struck the perfect balance of being truthful about what happens with a disease and telling an upbeat family story.
The Goodbye Cancer Garden
by Janna Matthies