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Promises by Elizabeth Winthrop
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Sarah’s mom is sick and she wants the days her mom was healthy back. She wants a promise that her mom won’t be sick anymore, but no one can make that promise so they make different ones. The illustrations help readers feel Sarah’s ups and downs, her sadness and her happiness, and especially her love for her mom. They are funny and hearth-warming, and really help readers connect with the book. ( )
  tmoore3 | Mar 31, 2016 |
a child's mother goes through cancer, and it's treatments.
ages 3-5
pierce county library
  catiesar1 | Nov 23, 2015 |
Promises is a book that I feel would be a good way to tell children about cancer. I didn't love it as much as other books because it seems a tad hard for younger kids to understand. If you were reading this book to smaller children they might not understand what all the symptoms of cancer are. However, if you are trying to inform children about the symptoms of cancer, it is a great read! I would recommend this book for breast cancer awareness month. I think it is great to read a book when it is a special time in the year when it is celebrated. Even if this book is not specifically breast cancer. ( )
  CMJohnson | Jan 28, 2014 |
A story about a mother who has cancer and a daughter who does not understand it. This story is very touching. When reading this book to children you could explain why the things that are happening in this story are happening, like her mother losing her hair. Also why she goes to the doctor or hospital so much. ( )
  rwalsh06 | Sep 4, 2013 |
This is an emotional book to read if you're a parent. It's about a young girl struggling to deal with her mother having cancer and going through chemotherapy. The little girl deals with a variety of emotions throughout the book. She is caught reminiscing about when her mother wasn't ill and even dealing with anger because of kids making fun of her. This book sends out a great message for parents struggling to explain cancer to their children ( )
  roxygamboa | Sep 3, 2013 |
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At the opening of this moving and ultimately hopeful story, Sarah's mother is ill. During her treatment she seems to get sicker and sicker. She's often in the hospital, and at home she needs to rest. Sarah's world is turned upside down. After a long time, her mother starts feeling better. But Sarah still has one more difficult discovery to make: Her mom can't promise that she'll never get sick again. She can make other promises, though, and those special promises are enough for now. Warm, graceful watercolors add a light touch to this life-affirming picture book, perfect for any child whose family is touched by serious illness.

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A young girl experiences a range of emotions when her mother undergoes treatment for cancer.

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