AUTHOR: Glynis M. Belec
PUBLISHER: Angel Hope Publishing
Tristan has a million questions when he finds out Mrs. B has ovarian cancer. When he learns about all the tests his tutor has to go through, Tristan starts thinking the worst. Then he gets an idea. Why not surprise Mrs. B with a Cancel Cancer Party? Tristan rounds up his friends to help and soon the big day arrives. But there is something fishy going on. And Mrs. B is not the only one who is surprised!
Children always have questions. In a subtle way, some of the basic questions children ask about cancer are answered in this charming story. Mrs. B Has Cancer is a non-threatening way for children to gently learn about the realities of those dealing with cancer. It is also a book that can easily be read aloud as a discussion starter.
I’ve been curious about this book since I first heard about it, so when author Glynis Belec offered free e-copies, I jumped at the chance to finally read Mrs. B Has Cancer. This is a sweet story about a harsh reality, and Ms. Belec does a magnificent job of pulling back the curtain on a subject difficult to discuss, especially for children.
Using the point of view of Tristan, one of Mrs. B’s tutoring students, was an inspired choice. Tristan is a typical boy with lots of energy, some issues with learning, and a big heart. His response to the news of his beloved tutor’s illness is a wonderful coping mechanism for children and adults alike.
I recommend this book for anyone dealing with questions about cancer or other serious illnesses and award it four stars.