by Sharon Dempsey and Gabbie Collins
Jessica Kingsley, 2003
Review by Christian Perring, Ph.D. on Mar 24th 2003
My Brain Tumour Adventure is
a picture book for children telling the story of a very young boy who is
seriously ill. We see him in the
hospital before and after his operation to remove the tumor. Next he undergoes chemotherapy, and so to
avoid him losing his hair, his father takes him to a barber to get his head
shaved. But he starts feeling better
and even when it is difficult, the boy imagines himself as on an adventure, and
this makes it more bearable. The book
helps explain what goes on when small children have cancer, and it could be
helpful for children if they have the disease or they have friends with it.
© 2003 Christian Perring. All rights reserved.
Christian Perring, Ph.D., is
Chair of the Philosophy Department at Dowling College, Long Island, and editor
of Metapsychology Online Review. His main research is on philosophical
issues in medicine, psychiatry and psychology.