Life Isn’t Always A Day at the Beach is a “child-friendly” workbook that provides children whose lives are affected by cancer with an opportunity to cope with cancer through drawing & writing.
This award winning book is designed for school-age children diagnosed with cancer, their siblings & children whose parent, grandparent, family member or friend is diagnosed with cancer. This book uses a format that combines open-ended questions with suggestions for drawing. It gives just enough structure to allow children opportunities to explore their thoughts, concerns, & feelings. The book is colorfully illustrated & covers topics such as feelings, school, treatment, hospitalization, family, friends & hope for the future.
Life isn’t always a day at the beach is helpful to families coping with the stress of a major illness. The book is written by a pediatric oncology counselor & is illustrated by an artist who is also a certified elementary education teacher.