ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by Phyllis Schwartz
Illustrated by Siski Kalla
Ages 4+ | 38 Pages
Publisher: Acorn Publishing | ISBN-13: 9798885280143
Publisher’s Book Summary: When Mom, one day, came home and said, “I think I better get in bed”
It was up to us to get together
As a team so she’d feel better
We came up with all sorts of things to do
Because “when mom feels great then we do too!”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Phyllis Schwartz is a married mother of two, who, after a highly successful career in the TV news business, finally has the luxury to indulge in and focus on her “civilian” writing. Even as a kid, she kept a diary and wrote little stories and poems, a creative release that continued well into adulthood. She wrote news by day and poetry by night. And despite battling three different types of cancer over more than three decades, she is still filled with energy, joy, and optimism, and she looks forward to writing more poetry and children’s books.
Her writing centers on the beauty she finds daily: Her friends, husband, and two children, as well as her garden and her beautiful beach town residence in dreamy Encinitas, provide continued inspiration for her verse.
When Mom feels great, then we do too is a cute book where we see an extended family jump in and help when mom is sick. I felt this book was a great way for kids to relate what their parents maybe going through. In this story, the mom is battling cancer. Everyone jumps in to help. I really thought that this presented this situation in a non-scary, not threatening way to children. I am a migraine sufferer - and I know there are days that I have to lay in a dark room. This book brought up some good conversation between my boys and I in regards to when parents get sick. This book is geared toward younger kids, but would make a great edition to any family library. I know that this book encouraged us. The book is well written and age appropriate. The story is beautifully illustrated.
Thank you to the author, publisher and the Children's book review - all thoughts are my own.