Punk Wig

Punk Wig Mom gets the love and support she needs Mom is on her way to the hospital to get alien blobs zapped with medicine The alien blobs are cancer The treatment helps but it also makes Mom lose her hair On

  • Title: Punk Wig
  • Author: Lori Ries Erin Eitter Kono
  • ISBN: 9781590784860
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mom gets the love and support she needs Mom is on her way to the hospital to get alien blobs zapped with medicine The alien blobs are cancer The treatment helps, but it also makes Mom lose her hair One day she says, Today is wig day, and she and her son head down to Hariett s Hair, where they find wigs of all styles and sizes big hair, short hair, spiky hair, andMom gets the love and support she needs Mom is on her way to the hospital to get alien blobs zapped with medicine The alien blobs are cancer The treatment helps, but it also makes Mom lose her hair One day she says, Today is wig day, and she and her son head down to Hariett s Hair, where they find wigs of all styles and sizes big hair, short hair, spiky hair, and curly hair Finally, Mom finds the wig she s been looking for and it looks perfect with her jeans and leather jacket Lori Ries s loving story of a mother whose son gives her constant support during chemotherapy is illustrated with warmth and humor by Erin Eitter Kono.

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    1. Punk wig was written by Lori Ries and This is such a touching book, however through the touching scenes it really allows you to be thankful for the things you already have and to be confident and have pride. This book defined how to deal with a serious matter such as having a family member with cancer. This book some children who don't know what cancer is might not understand exactly whats going on but then again their will be kids that might actually have something similar going on in their hou [...]

    2. This is a great book to teach kids about sickness, in particular cancer, and the realities of living with the disease. This mom is pretty upbeat.

    3. When a mother loses her hair during chemotheraphy, a son gives her constant support as he helps her choose a wig.---------------------------Mum is on her way to the hospital to get "alien blobs" zapped with medicine. The alien blobs are cancer. The treatment helps, but it also makes Mum lose her hair. One day she says, "Today is wig day," and she and her son head down to Hariett's Hair, where they find wigs of all styles and sizes: big hair, short hair, spiky hair, and curly hair. Finally, Mum f [...]

    4. A story from a child's point of view about the wig mom picks out after losing her hair to chemotherapy. Mom's choice of wig shows she's a fighter with a fun sense of humor! This book has a very light touch. Let's face it. Having a mom with cancer is very scary, but hospital beds that go up and down and lots of different wigs can be pretty cool to a kid! This book can be used as a gentle way to begin a conversation about battling cancer. Also, it let's kids know it's OK to be happy and have fun e [...]

    5. "Punk Wig" is a great story to explain to children the effects of chemotherapy. Cancer is not easily understood by children, and this book brings it to a level that a child can understand. The little boy calls the cancer "alien blobs". His mother has lost her hair due to the chemo, and the story is based around a trip to the wig shop. She chooses a very bold orange spiky wig, and in a way teaches the little boy that cancer doesn't always have to be scary. She makes light of the situation. This i [...]

    6. I liked this book because of how it explained a serious matter, having a family member with cancer, in a way that children could understand. I also liked a lot of the dialogue between the little boy and his mom, like when he asked "Who's Elvis?" because it made the story more realistic. I also like how the book looked at the positive of the situation, but still mentioned the hospital visits, hair loss and not feeling well related to cancer.

    7. Very sweet book about a mom who has cancer and her hair falls out but her son and her go to a wig shop. Spoiler alert, she lives and gets better. I almost cried while reading it but luckily I managed to stay dried eyed. IT was in the non-fiction books in my library but I think it should have been in the picture books.

    8. An excellent story to share with kids who have a parent with cancer. This story showcases an upbeat, positive message about the possibility of beating the disease while acknowledging some side effects, sick days and time spent in the hospital for treatment. Throughout the story the mother maintains a positive attitude and a great sense of humor in her relationship to the child.

    9. Positive messages outweigh negative ideas that may inundate children in families dealing with cancer. The story lets kids be kids, and yet demonstrates the bond between parent and child which can be strengthened by adversity.

    10. This is a great book for one-on-one whether cancer has affected your family or those close to you or not. It's especially great for those families dealing with cancer and for those who need a way to express the turmoil involved to children.

    11. This is such a touching book about a mother who has alien blobser. On wig day, the mother and daughter go shopping for the brightest wigs. Strong message for a sensitive subject.

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