The girl in Nowhere Hair knows her mother's hair is missing.
In trying to find it, the story reveals that her mother, although going through cancer treatment, is still silly, attentive, fashionable, happy, and yes, sometimes very tired and cranky.
Nowhere Hair is the book you need to explain cancer to kids. It does the heavy lifting, without being heavy. It addresses a child's guilt, fear, sadness and anxiety with a light touch.
In the end, it reminds us of two things:
1. Be kind to those who might look a little different from us, and
2. Always remember that what resides inside is far more important than how we look on the outside.
May Nowhere Hair be a conversation starter for you.
P.S. Big love to my extraordinarily gifted illustrator Edith Buenen.