A Checklist for Dad
Ella overhears her parents talking. It sounds like
something is wrong with Dad. She decides to make a checklist for Dad to find
out if he is okay. Her parents later explain that Dad has cancer. Ella
struggles through her emotions as she learns about cancer treatment, cancer
prevention, and the role of genetics.
This book will serve as a valuable resource for those who need to discuss a cancer diagnosis with children. By explaining what cancer is and what one can expect when diagnosed in simple language with engaging illustrations, parents can provide their children with much needed information and comfort in a format that is familiar to them.
Parents, health providers, counselors, teachers, and librarians can use this text to discuss the topic of cancer in a straightforward yet gentle manner.
This is the first children's book published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Education and Training Group at IARC to support courses, fellowships, and training of cancer researchers worldwide.