Emma the Mouse Brings Joy to the House
Written by: Susan Ross
Illustrated by: Nick White
Sydney has a secret. A family of mice lives in her dollhouse and one of them is her best friend, Emma!
Emma has a secret too. Emma dreams of having long, blond hair just like Sydney’s. The teeny mouse comes up with ingenious ways to make her dream come true.
Sydney develops leukemia and loses her hair because of her chemotherapy treatments. Emma uses her ingenuity to help her friend cope with her hair loss.
Emma the Mouse Brings Joy to the House approaches the issue of hair loss from chemotherapy in a whimsical, non-threatening manner. Children who are experiencing baldness personally or vicariously through a family member or friend will find this story reassuring. The author integrates humour into a touching tale to ensure that her primary-aged audience will find this story as entertaining as her other picture books.
This is a tale of friendship, love, courage, hope, and happy endings.
Make a Mouse. Instructions included.
Emma the Mouse Brings Joy to the House (2012)
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“Emma (The Mouse Brings Joy To The House) is terrific – the story comes alive and the illustrations are great and totally complementary.”
Mark L Greenberg OC MBChB FRCP(C)
Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery
POGO Chair in Childhood Cancer Control University of Toronto
Senior Staff Oncologist
Hospital for Sick Children
“Love the book and the illustrations are really great! …Great job…”
Brian Crompton, M.D.
“The book is very impressive indeed; beautifully developed story – a serious theme made so alive and funny for children, yet preserved the sensitivity. The illustrations are alluring and lively. Going through the book was an experience; really felt I had spent sometime with Sydney, Emma and all.”
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