Synopses & Reviews
Laura experiences conflicting emotions when her brother becomes seriously ill. Includes suggestions for parents to help their well children cope with a chronically ill sibling.
What about me? This question, usually unspoken, lies at the heart of this poignant story, as a young girl attempts to cope with her brother's being ill. Beautifully written and illustrated, the story deals with the many complicated feelings that the well child experiences in such a situation: guilt about having somehow caused the illness; fear that the sibling will die; anger over being left out; anxiety about catching the illness; and longing for life to return to the way it was. What About Me? provides parents and their well children an opportunity to take some time out for one another and to forge a renewed sense of family.