"Coughlin Kim and Cheresnick’s picture book gives a child’s-eye view of how a father’s cancer affects a loving family...A thoughtful, vibrantly illustrated cancer story for young children." -KIRKUS REVIEW
"A must read when cancer becomes a household word" - INDIES TODAY
My Dad and the Dragon by Montserrat Coughlin Kim A cancer dragon snuck inside Cameron's dad and Cameron is going to show you what that is like in daily life. Written by Montserrat Coughlin Kim, and published by the not-for-profit publishers, When A Dragon Comes, My Dad and the Dragon shows what life is like when a father is diagnosed with cancer. It is written based on the author's family's experience when her husband was diagnosed with cancer and they started calling it a cancer dragon with their children.
Perfect for children from 4-10 years old, this book will help parents, caregivers and children talk about cancer and how it impacts the whole family.
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My debut picture book, My Dad and the Dragon was illustrated over the course of a year as I traveled the US in a small, off-grid camper. Each page was illustrated in a different outdoor location.
Cameron’s Grief, by Montserrat Coughlin Kim
Coming Soon...Winter 2023!
When A Dragon Comes returns with "Cameron's Grief": a journey through grief lead by 10-year old Cameron. After the loss of her father to cancer, Cam and sister Chloe learn about the importance of tending to all of the emotions relating to grief--rough, tough, uncomfortable, and confusing. Cameron shares her personal journal, and learns how to work through all the messy feelings resulting from losing a parent.