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Cancer is a C Word

A picture book by Sunita Pal, illustrated by Cody Andreasen.

Sunita Pal, illustrated by Cody Andreasen

Teaching tough and scary topics to children, especially to the very young, is not easy. Dealing with Cancer is a sad reality that many families have to face and explaining it to little children can be very difficult--and hard to do without creating a Monster of Fear.

Cancer is a C Word will help families and schools to introduce the concept of Cancer to little ones, specifically to early primary-aged children, in a very simple way that is easy for them to understand. At the same time, the book also focuses on the positive aspects by demonstrating that there are other C words linked to Cancer that have an uplifting effect, such as Caring, Community, Cuddling, and Companionship.

With illustrated full-colour pages that will appeal to children, Cancer is a C Word is an informative picture book for children that answers some tough questions, while conveying an overall comforting and positive message. (From Rebel Mountain Press)

Sunita Pal is an author and educator based in Ontario. Her other books include My Pets, My Superhero and My King, all illustrated by Pamela Pal.

Cody Andreasen is an artist and educator based in Alberta. Cancer is a C Word is his first children's book.

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