Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mom's Story : A Child Learns About MS Review


Mom's Story : A Child Learns About MS
by Mary Jo Nickum

This is an 80 page book about a child’s view of MS. It is told in the child's voice.
This story is fictional, the information it presents is factual. The story is about a family of five: the mother, father, Tony & Kelly the twins, and Amy the youngest. It begins with a fall, then a plate of dropped eggs, followed by temporary blindness. The Verdict MS.
The family goes from the initial fear that is common when a loved one is diagnosed with MS, to learning about the illness. Knowledge about MS helps a great deal to alleviate those initial fears. Nickum cleverly weaves tidbits of information on how online help can be found for those interested in learning about MS. In addition to this, at the end of the book the author included a section titled Information Resources for Families. These pages contain sources of additional information in the form of websites, books, videos, and DVDs that help aid in the understanding of MS.
About the Author: Mary J. Nickum is an editor and freelance writer. She was diagnosed with Ms in 1989 and lives with her husband in Fountain Hills, AZ.
This would be a great book for children who’s parents have been diagnosed with MS.
You can purchase the book here .
*DISCLAIMER* An ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book was provided to me by the Author for review. This in no way influenced my review.