Nowhere Hair: Explains cancer and chemo to your kids (children)


Now also available in SPANISH under the title “Y EL PELO?”   The little girl in NOWHERE HAIR knows two things: Her mom’s hair is not on her head anymore, so therefore it must be somewhere around the house. After searching the obvious places, the story reveals that her mother, although going through cancer treatment, is still silly, attentive, happy and yes, sometimes very tired and cranky. She learns that she didn’t cause the cancer, can’t catch it, and that Mommy still is very much up for the job of mothering. The book, written in rhyme, explains hats, scarves, wigs, going bald in public, and the idea of being nice to people who may look a little different than you. It ends with the idea that what is inside of us is far more important than how we look on the outside. For any parent or grandparent, NOWHERE HAIR offers a comfortable platform to explain something that is inherently very difficult.

$ 10.90


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  1. 11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    the BEST book for talking to kids about cancer, January 19, 2011
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    Sleslie13 (Los Altos, CA United States) –

    This review is from: Nowhere Hair: Explains cancer and chemo to your kids (children) (Hardcover)
    This is hands down the BEST book currently available when it comes to talking to kids about cancer. I work with women of all ages with cancer and one of their big struggles is how to talk to their children or grandchildren about what they are going through. Most books out there that I have seen are either too technical, too scary, or too religious. Sue Glader has found the perfect tone – written in the voice of a child, she is not afraid to talk about sensitive topics (mood swings, health, hair loss, fear). She succeeds in doing it in a way that inspires hope, encourages tolerance, and leaves readers with a solid sense that she really understands what they are going through. I can’t say enough about the book – I give it to all my patients who need it and every single one of them has told me how it has helped their family. Cancer is scary enough – this is one way to make it just a little less frightening to children and parents alike. Give it as a gift to a friend or a family member, give it as a gift to a local cancer center – give it as a gift to yourself and your family.

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  2. 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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    Hip, Uplifting, Honest Book to Help Explain Cancer, January 9, 2011
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    Adam D.

    This review is from: Nowhere Hair: Explains cancer and chemo to your kids (children) (Hardcover)
    Getting a cancer diagnosis is a shell shocker, sure enough.

    Then, having to explain it to your children is like adding salt to a deep, deep wound.

    Words are hard to find.

    In walks Sue Glader. Mother. Blogger. Stanford alum. Cancer survivor. (Just don’t call her that, she’s so much more.) With all her wit, bravery, honesty and realness. You will welcome Sue into your life, during this dark moment, and you’ll want to push the cushions off the Eames sofa and have her stay for a long while.

    Sue has carefully created the masterpiece you never want to have to buy but when you or someone you knows needs it, you will find heartfelt genius — reassuring the children (you can’t catch cancer, you didn’t cause it) and — AT THE SAME TIME — the reader (most likely a parent who is in deep despair) with honesty, understanding all tossed up with a dose of irreverent sass. All through a little poetry. Simply brilliant. It’s an honest book. A very cool book. A book, amidst the swirl of scary/creepy options out there (believe me, NO ONE wants to write about CANCER), it is a revelation; a true gift.

    The illustrations (by a hugely talented fashion designer from the Netherlands) are smart, charming and brilliantly colorful. This is a book for any mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, grandparent, teacher, nurse, doctor, caregiver, neighbor or friend who needs to explain cancer to a child. Think of Nowhere Hair as a great big hug from two very cool women.

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  3. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    An Amazing Children’s Story That Softens The Topic of Cancer To A Child., December 27, 2011
    This review is from: Nowhere Hair: Explains cancer and chemo to your kids (children) (Hardcover)
    This story begins with a child who wonders where her mother’s hair has gone. She looks in her purse, in the cookie jar, even under her mother’s bed, but no hair. Then she thinks that her mother may have lent her hair to a matador, or a bird borrowed it for it’s nest. Though the girl realizes that her mother is not as active as she once was, her mother’s love for her never changes.

    Their are many new things about her mother. One of the things she notices is the various hats and wigs her mother has to fit every mood. They help her attitude.

    What gives this 32 page story life is the truth that just because we see someone with a bald head, or someone that looks different than ourselves, we should treat them for what they are on the inside and not what we see on the outside. A mother with cancer is no different than a mother without cancer to a child. A mother’s love always stays the same, for though appearance may change, love is something that never will. This is a story highly reccomended to aid the discussion of talking to a child about cancer.

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