M. C. Plays Hide and Seek by Eva Grayzel




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Book Details:

Book Title:  MC Plays Hide and Seek: An Empowering Story for Healthy Children Who Care About a Person Living with Cancer by Eva Grayzel
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  64 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   Jan 5, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

M.C. is a cancer cell who shares just enough information about the nature of the disease to promote dialogue and minimize fear. The scary part of cancer is the unknown. Learn about doctors who look for cancer. 

Understand feelings children experience and learn ways to cope. Empower children with knowledge and how to make a difference. M.C. Plays Hide & Seek strengthens communication and builds emotional health.

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Very Interesting Guest post by Author  Eva Grayzel

Why Tell Children About Your Cancer.

Children of all ages are intuitive. The scary part is the unknown. Telling children what you know can go a long way toward minimizing their fears. Include proper names of the disease, such as ‘breast cancer’ or ‘brain tumor.’ The most important component in explaining cancer to children is honesty.

Children at different ages have different needs with respect to information. If you are too vague and say, ‘Mommy is sick and needs medicine,’ they may confuse a cut on their knee or a low grade fever as a sickness like Mom’s. Depending on the age and emotional capacity of the child, find the balance between not enough and too much information. 

Use simple, clear language. “I have lung cancer. I’m getting three kinds of treatment: Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. We expect the treatment to work but I will feel unwell for a few months.”

Notice reactions, address concerns, answer questions and demonstrate a willingness to discuss this topic with them. Reassure children their daily routines will remain as normal as possible. Strengthen emotional health with open lines for communication.

If you decide NOT to tell children about a cancer diagnosis:

1- Inadvertently, you endorse secrecy and dishonesty
2- You risk anger and resentment, especially if discovered from another source. 

3- You miss an opportunity to teach a life lesson about what family means.

M.C. Plays Hide & Seek helps to promote dialogue and minimize fear around cancer. Social workers and mental health specialists at hospitals and in private practice can help, too. 

You CAN do this! There is a reason for the CAN in CANCER. Have the cancer talk today – Don’t delay.

Meet the Author:

EVa GRayson

EvaGrayzel is a motivational speaker, storyteller, and cancer survivor. When her children were five and seven years old, she was diagnosed with cancer. Their fear of losing her was deep, real, and suppressed. When she got a second chance at life, she created the Talk4Hope book series to help children understand cancer and make it less scary.


At first I wasn’t sure I wanted to read this book. Once you have cancer you are more likely not to talk about it. But as I started reading I realized that this information about cancer can calm the fears that kids of all ages. M.C. Plays Hide & Seek with to teach children about cancer of all kinds and how to help someone cope with living with cancer.
There are many types of Healthcare workers that can help children as well. Instead if running from someone with cancer you can become a person they can talk to. The colorful illustrations in the book are very bright and vibrant, helping your child keep a happy more calm attitude. If you are going through cancer or know someone who is, this would be a wonderful book to have around. It may answer questions you may not have a clue about.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ instagram

Tour Schedule:
Jan 5 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Jan 5 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Jan 5 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 5 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 6 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 7 – Reading Authors Network – book review / giveaway
Jan 7 – The Momma Spot – book review
Jan 8 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 11 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 12 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 13 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 13 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Jan 14 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Jan 14 – My Reading Journey – book review / giveaway
Jan 15 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Jan 18 –  Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 18 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 19 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 – Laura’s Interests – book review / giveaway
Jan 20 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review / guest post
Jan 21 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Jan 22 – Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Jan 26 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 27 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 28 – Bookswithpaulak – book review
Jan 28 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway
Jan 29 – I’m Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 1 – Instagram: All Booked Up Reviews – book review
Feb 1 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
Feb 1 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway


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