Synopses & Reviews
Its family picture time for the Carters, but Mama does not want to be in the photo this year. All of her beautiful hair is gone because of chemotherapy treatments for her cancer, and she doesnt want to be remembered without hair. Eight-year-old Marcus knows that the picture wont be the same without Mama, so he comes up with a plan to find her some hair and make her better. Even though the plan doesnt work in quite the way Marcus expects, he comes to understand that hair is nice to have, but not as nice as me having Mama and Mama having me.
This is a story for every family dealing with a serious illness. It is told with a touch of gentle humor in a style that children will readily understand, and the warm and inviting illustrations will bring comfort and hope to young and old alike.
Told with a touch of gentle humor in a style that children can readily understand, this picture book shares how one loving family is dealing with their loved one's serious illness. Full color.
About the Author
Kelly Ann Sherwood was born and raised in Newaygo County Michigan. She completed her college education at Valley Forge Christian College with a degree in missions. Kelly married Mark Tinham in May 1987. They have two wonderful boys, Justin and Jarred.
As an author, Kelly has written articles for local newspapers and national magazines such as Faces. She completed training with the institute of children's literature.
Kelly makes author visits to schools and libraries. She works as a librarian at Newaygo area district library and is the reader for Carnegie on the road.
Most recently, Kelly released Hair For Mama in May 2007. Hair For Mama is a children's picture book published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a Division of Penguin Young Readers Group and illustrated by Amy June Bates.