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Our Mom Has Cancer

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A humorous, honest, and hopeful account of the year that Abigail and Adrienne's mother underwent treatment for breast cancer.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by American Cancer Society
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Carly Brown
Dec 01, 2008 Carly Brown rated it it was amazing
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
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Shannon Amici
Mar 02, 2009 Shannon Amici rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 402-catalog
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
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Liane
Oct 06, 2008 Liane rated it liked it
Shelves: olivia
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
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Madonna
Apr 14, 2011 Madonna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspiration, coping
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.
Olivia
Oct 21, 2008 Olivia rated it liked it
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;
Caitlyn
Oct 12, 2008 Caitlyn rated it really liked it
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.
Philip Henry
Nov 11, 2015 Philip Henry rated it really liked it
This book is a wonderful tool to assist children that have loved ones diagnosed with cancer. The girls are very realistic characters that should be easy for young readers to connect with. The seriousness and common reality of cancer makes it a much need book.
Sharon Green
Dec 01, 2008 Sharon Green rated it really liked it
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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