Life Isn’t Always a Day at the Beach


Life Isn’t Always a Day at the Beach consists of 28 colorful, interactive pages with an illustration of a penguin on each page, characterizing the theme of each page. Topics in the book include feelings, school, treatment, hospitalization, family, friends, and hope for the future. Ages 5 to 12.


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.

Additional information

Weight .3 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .25 in