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M.C. Plays Hide & Seek, An Empowering Story for Healthy Children Who Care About A Person Living With Cancer

How do you explain cancer of a loved one to a young child? It’s a topic no one likes to broach, but left unaddressed children can become confused, sad, scared, anxious and frustrated. This short children’s picture book provides a simple yet realistic portrayal about:

  • What cancer can do and can’t do
  • How different doctors look for cancer
  • What doctors do if they find cancer
  • How children may feel when someone they love has cancer.
  • What children can do to make a difference
  • How families still have fun despite the change in lifestyle

The wording is simple, the illustrations are playful and the photos are multicultural, M.C. Plays Hide & Seek makes cancer understandable to all children, even those not directly affected by a cancer diagnosis in the family. It is an easy book for children to read themselves at home or school. The overall message is one of empowerment for knowledge, compassion and hope.

Including children in the ‘cancer talk,’ can go a long way to minimize fear, open lines of communication, develop coping skills and foster emotional health. Don’t ‘hide’ a cancer diagnosis from children, ‘seek’ out ways to include and inform them with M.C. Plays Hide & Seek!

Hard copy available at all major booksellers.

Bulk orders at 40% off available at Mascot Books: https://mascotbooks.com/mascot-marketplace/buy-books/childrens/picture-books/m-c-plays-hide-seek/ 

REVIEWS for 'M.C. Plays Hide & Seek’:

Rabbi Harold Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People

“For the all too many families coping with cancer, this book will be a blessing and a prime source of comfort.”

Midwest Book Review: “‘M.C. Plays Hide and Seek’ should be the picture book of choice when a discussion must arise about cancer. It leaves no stone unturned in exploring the physical and psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis and the efforts to keep it at bay.”

Mom's Choice Awards: M.C. Plays Hide & Seek has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products, and services.

Readers' Favorite: "M.C. Plays Hide and Seek presents a realistic portrayal of cancer, without being scary... A must for young children facing these difficult situations." 

Jade Bodner, Age 11: I don't like to talk about cancer, but I was OK reading M.C. Plays Hide & Seek because it describes things I've heard about but didn't really understand.'

Samuel, Age 6: I learned from ‘M.C. Plays Hide & Seek’ that cancer cannot be contagious.

Aleena, Age 8: Cancer can’t jump from one person to another by hugging kissing, touching, sharing, sneezing or being nearby.

Giselle Haryman, Age 8: M.C. Plays Hide & Seek teaches you about all the doctors and I really like how it tells you what the doctors do.”

Betty Taylor : "'M.C. Plays Hide & Seek' should be in all schools and libraries!"

Gina Rae Mitchell: "The book should be on every library shelf to help raise awareness and to develop empathy."

Locks, Hooks and Books: "'MC Plays Hide and Seek' gets a very well-deserved five plus stars. Great for young readers who have a loved one with cancer."

Laura Fabiani: "...a clever way to help a child understand cancer with the message that hope, joy and love can make good things possible every day....an essential addition to any home, school or community library."

A Mama's Corner of the World: "This book gives a great launching point to include children in a conversation about cancer.

Icefairy's Treasure Chest: "The book encourages us to stay positive and resilient in the face of adversity. It teaches courage, compassion, kindness, love and support. This book is worth reading for all children, not just those in families affected by cancer."

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  • Award-winning children’s book, M.C. Plays Hide & Seek, promotes dialogue and minimizes fear around cancer.
  • Size12.5 MB
  • Length34 pages


M.C. Plays Hide & Seek, An Empowering Story for Healthy Children Who Care About A Person Living With Cancer

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