You and your friend Bear are an excellent pair. But if your friend gets sick, And can’t do all the things that you two love to do… You may wonder–how do you care for a very sick Bear? When someone dear is dealing with illness, it’s difficult to know what to do or say. The actor Vanessa Bayer experienced this firsthand when she was treated for childhood leukemia. In her first children’s book, she offers gentle, reassuring advice that people of all ages will appreciate.
If you’re looking for a book to help young children (and even adults) understand how to interact with friends that have cancer or other serious illnesses, this is it. Although the text seems a little forced, the illustrations are very sweet and it’s a child-friendly way to approach a really, very difficult subject.