Saturday, June 13, 2015

Her Brown Hair

The picture book, Her Brown Hair, is called a companion piece to Her Pink Hair which is by the same author.
I reviewed that book here:
http://onwordsblog.blogspot.com/2015/01/her-pink-hair.html

But Jill Dana's newest book isn't necessarily about a cancer patient. It's about a child in the hospital and her illness isn't specified, although it could be cancer.

Her friends visit her, both at home and in the hospital, and do things to show their affection for her.

This book will help young kids understand others with serious illnesses and perhaps give them some ideas about how to help those friends. It would also make a great gift for children who have cancer or another medical condition because it would help them realize they're not alone and that other kids have experienced similar things.

The language is very simple so young children can comprehend it easily.

The illustrations are all clay figures made by the author and I found them delightful. Perhaps seeing them might inspire young readers to make gifts of clay for their friends with medical problems.

I think this book will be helpful to lots of kids; both those with serious health problems and those who care about them.

9 comments:

Penelope Cole said...

Hi Jan,
Great review. Sounds like a good book to help kids. Recommended for Hospitals, doctors' offices, and school libraries, too. Thanks much, Penny

Janet Ann Collins said...

Good ideas, Penny. Thanks.

Jill Dana said...

Thank you for spreading the word about HER BROWN HAIR and HER PINK HAIR!! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the books. Thank you for your thoughtful review! :)

Jill Dana said...

And, thank you Penny for your comment and recommendations!
I recently received a moving message from a child psychologist about HER PINK HAIR. I hope that HER PINK HAIR continues to help children and that HER BROWN HAIR helps children as well...

Janet Ann Collins said...

Jill, I'm delighted to hear that your books are helping kids. Thank you for writing them.

barbarabockman said...

Janet Ann, thanks for this and the other great review.
Jill, I think it's wonderful that you found a way to reach children about a painful subject through this unusual artistic medium.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Barbara, you're welcome and thank you.

Jill Dana said...

Thank you Barbara!
And, thanks again Jan!

Janet Ann Collins said...

:-)