Cancer Daily Life by Carola Schmidt #bookpromo

Thank you to Carly at Blackthorn Book Tours for inviting me to join in with the publicity for this book. I have worked in previous jobs with children who are being treated for cancer.  For a child with cancer, this treatment can be a lonely period, with lots of fears and uncertainties and unwanted experiences. This short book, primarily a picture book with just a few words, addresses these experiences and is designed to help children have confidence during this difficult time. With so few words, it could be shared with children across the world. A book for all upper KS2 and secondary schools in the UK to use for PSHE perhaps, to understand what friend and family may experience.


Cancer Daily Life is a bittersweet collection of single and double-frame strips that only readers who are highly involved with the C world could relate to. It’s sometimes cute and sweet, sometimes acid, sometimes trivial, sometimes funny, just like daily life.

It’s ideal:

*For adolescents and adults age 12 to 100 years old or older

*As a gift for a friend who received a diagnosis of any type of cancer

*As a gift for a friend who will start or is undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy

*When you have a family member or friend aged 12+ coping with cancer, and you don’t know what to say

*When a friend or family member with cancer feels stressed and needs to know they are not alone 

Other praise for Cancer Daily Life:

·        Carola Schmidt has prepared a book that is honest, straightforward, and compelling. The illustrations are perfect. They are clear, with a sense of humor, and without a touch of sentimentality. This slender volume puts names to some of the most alienating experiences that cancer patients have to live through, and by naming them makes them less powerful. The images and words tell you over and over again that yes, these are tough times. They recognize you as a person and recognize your pain and fear. And they tell you that you are not alone. The book gives you back the ground under your feet. (Malve von Hassell, Author)

·        One of the hardest things about the daily life of having cancer is the abrupt loss of familiar anchors that tell you who you are… This clever, generous, wise little book confronts this transition, names it, holds it, in ways that a youngster can understand. It does so with an admirable lightness of touch – a few words, some accessible, unsentimental pictures, a gentle humour. And by acknowledging it, this book might, in some small and kindly way, help to make the situation comprehensible, containable, manageable. Yes, it says. This is a journey and you’re not alone on it. And no matter how things change, you are absolutely still yourself. You may meet people who may not know that, but we know that, you know that. And no one can take away who you are.  (CRheilan, Author)

·        Her children’s books have helped countless kids to cope with cancer. Her latest, “Cancer Daily Life”, was just released and is uniquely special for the age group it’s intended for. The lessons are brilliant, showing kids a better way to think about their daily struggles with cancer. Love this one! Worth a look, and definitely worth sharing. (Henry Roi, Author)


About the Author:

Carola Schmidt is a Pediatric Oncology Pharmacist & Writer

·        Writer in the BookAuthority list of “81 Best Leukemia Books of All Time” with “Chubby’s Tale: The true story of a teddy bear who beat cancer”

·        Author of “Bald is Beautiful” and other works for children with cancer

·        Author of several scientific books on pediatric oncology by Springer Nature

·        Children’s book author – Tell Me a Story Babushka



By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum. Adopter of dogs.

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