About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

MC Plays Hide & Seek by Eva Grayzel: Review & Giveaway with iRead BookTours

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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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Eva Grayzel ~ B&N


I hope that I never have need for this book but I'm so glad that it's available if I do. Author Eva Grayzel has written an excellent book to help children understand what it means when someone they know has cancer. Grayzel explains that while M.C. is a cancer cell that isn't contagious, it is certainly able to make someone very ill. The easy-to-understand text and appealing illustrations make this a perfect book to share with children trying to cope with a loved one's cancer diagnosis. It makes it more personable that there is a journal page at the end that allows them to fill in their name, why they like this book, and the name and relationship of the person who has cancer.

Cancer is a dreadful disease and it is traumatic for everyone involved but how frustrating it must be for the children who don't quite understand what is happening. Our efforts to protect them and our failure to talk to them may result in them experiencing more hurt and anxiety. M.C. Plays HIde and Seek is an excellent resource to share with these children and Grayzel is to be commended for her efforts.

I voluntarily accepted this book from the publisher via iRead Book Tours. There was no obligation for a favorable review and no monetary compensation was given. These are my own thoughts. 

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Meet the Author:

Eva Grayzel 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.

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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One lucky person will win an autographed copy of M.C. Plays Hide & Seek

1 comment:

  1. Connie, I'm glad you appreciate the journal page in the back of the book, and you liked the illustrations and simple text to explain such a complex concept as cancer. Thanks for your thoughtful review. And, I hope your granddaughter will become empowered to help friends who know someone with cancer.