“Cancer Hates Kisses” by Jessica Reid Sliwerski

“Cancer Hates Kisses” is one of the rare books that raises awareness about “cancer”.

Book Title: Cancer Hates Kisses

Author: Jessica Reid Sliwerski

Central Topic/Theme: cancer


Mama is battling cancer. As she undergoes treatment, her children made her feel better by hugging and kissing her.

Questions to ask

  1. What is cancer?
  2. How do you feel when someone is sick?
  3. What did the children do to help their mother feel better?
  4. What would you do if someone is sick or not feeling better?
  5. If you are sick, what do you want others to do?

Extension activities

  • Wig Making. Present different materials to the children such as strips of paper or string. Let them make a wig by choosing the materials that they want for their wig.
  • Vocabulary Building. Unlock the words “radiation”, “surgery” and “chemotheraphy”.
  • Write a “Get Well Soon” card for cancer patients. Create a “get well soon” card for cancer patients. Children, parents and teachers may send it to cancer patients in a hospital.

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