Synopses & Reviews
When Jimmy is diagnosed with epilepsy, he starts to worry. What is happening to my body? Am I ok? Does this mean I’m different from other kids?
Jimmy and the other young patients in the neurologist’s office get a visit from the Great Katie Kate, a spunky redheaded superhero who appears when kids get worried. Katie Kate takes the children on a medical adventure to learn about the various forms of epileptic seizures and treatments. Along the way, they meet the Worry Wombat, a creature that appears when worries loom large. As Jimmy and his new friends to ask questions about their condition and its triggers, they make the Worry Wombat disappear!
This superhero saga provides an entertaining and indispensable tool for parents and medical professionals who are seeking a positive way to help young epilepsy patients understand their condition and deal with their fears. As a well-respected physician who specializes in the treatment of women and children, the author presents challenging medical concepts in clear, accurate, and understandable prose.
This is the fourth book in the Great Katie Kate series, helping young children with serious illnesses understand their condition and live with confidence.
A book designed specifically to help young epilepsy patients understand their condition and overcome their fears
The latest installment of a unique educational series dedicated to helping kids overcome their fears during an epilepsy diagnosis.
The only book of its kind, designed to help 3- to 5-year-old children cope with epilepsy. An indispensable tool for parents, teachers and health professionals, this book explains the various types of seizures and treatments for epilepsy in terms that any kid (or adult) can understand. The Great Katie Kate gives kids a consistent positive message about their condition and encourages preventative daily habits.
Serious medical information combined with a whimsical story line, this book takes young readers on an educational adventure led by a kid-sized super hero. Join the Great Katie Kate as she battles the Worry Wombat and teaches a group of youngsters how to deal with epilepsy. Adults as well as children will find it comforting to rely on this playful and accurate teaching tool to discuss a sensitive issue of critical importance.
Written by a nationally known physician who specializes in treating women and children. Dr. DeLand is recognized leader who has developed breakthrough treatment technologies and has helped hundreds of children deal with serious medical conditions. In her practice and her books, she strives for one goal—peace of mind for patients and their families.
Like the Special Kids in School series, Dr. DeLand’s Great Katie Kate books are intended to educate children about a variety of medical issues—with a focus on the child rather than his or her peers.
About the Author
M. Maitland DeLand, M.D., is a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of women’s and children’s cancer. One of the leaders in her field, she is the chairman of the Health Education Authority of Louisiana Board that serves to promote medical education, research, and healthcare throughout the state. Dr. DeLand also serves as a member of the Breastcancer.org Professional Advisory Board. She has dedicated her career to helping her patients and their families lead balanced and rewarding lives.
Jennifer Zivoin is a children’s book illustrator living in Carmel, Indiana. Although she has been trained in media ranging from figure drawing to virtual reality, her passion is bringing stories to life through her watercolor paintings. Her most recent work has been creating illustrations for Brian James’s popular Pirate School series.