Our Mom Has Cancer
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Our Mom Has Cancer

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Ahumorous, honest, and hopeful account of the year that Abigail and Adrienne'smother underwent treatment for breast cancer....more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by American Cancer Society
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Carly Brown
My Nomination for Olivia's Award

Level: Late Early/Early transitional

Genre: Picture book (illustrated and written by children)

Curricular Use: Independent reading

Topics: Parent with cancer. Family sticking together in hard times as well as good times

Social: Neighbors helping when a family in the neighborhood is going through tough times, people sticking together and caring for one another, the value of family

Literary Elements: Songs, kid language and voice (because it was written by children fo...more
Shannon Amici
Reading level-2-4

Genre- Picture book

Topic-parents with cancer

Social-community coming together to help one another out in hard times

Curricula Use-independent reading

Literary Elements-songs, written for children

Text and pictures-pictures help to reflect the story through a child's point of view. Shows how cancer is viewed through a child's eyes.

Summary-This is a positive book about two sisters Abigail and Adrienne whose mom has cancer. It shows a strong community coming together to help a family d...more
Liane
Genre: Illustrated children's book

Reading Level: Late early

Topics & Themes: Parent with cancer. Family

Curricular Use: Independent reading

Social: Neighbors helping family cope with illness

Literary Elements: Written by children for children. Strong voice and viewpoint from child of a parent with cancer. Multiple genres include songs

Text & Pictures: Interaction. The authors also illustrated the text and drew the important parts of the text to let the reader further understand the significan...more
Madonna
I truly enjoyed reading this book because I was touched by the realistic and true descriptions provided by two young girls. The two girls explain the way they felt when they heard the their mom has cancer. By the end of their mom's treatment, they learned that they were greatful for the closeness their family had experienced through such a rough time. This would be a good read for students who may be coping with a loved one who has cancer.
Caitlyn
Our Mom Has Cancer is a picture book that would be good for a read aloud. In this book, Adrienne and Abigail's mother has cancer. The two sisters were scared and tried to find books that would explain what would happen to their mom. They decide to write a book themselves. An issue that you would find in this book is a family dealing with a loved one with cancer.
Olivia
Book about two sisters Abigail and Adrienne whose mother has breast cancer.

Reading Practice, Vocabulary Practice


Book Level: 3.5

Interest Level: Lower Grades (LG K-3)

Fiction/Nonfiction: Fiction

Topic - Subtopic: Community Life-School; Diseases/Disorders- Breast Cancer; People-Siblings; People-Parents;
Sharon Green
grades 2-4
fluent
read aloud
problem realism
cancer
weak text & illustration interaction
positive book about family dealing w/mom's cancer and treatments
surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. sadness and humor
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