Toilet Paper Flowers: A Story for Children about Crohn's Disease

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9780929173474: Toilet Paper Flowers: A Story for Children about Crohn's Disease

Julia, who suffers from Crohn’s disease, explains living with this chronic and sometimes debilitating illness to her new friend. Because she uses the bathroom so often, Julia creates flowers using toilet paper. By sharing her flower creations, Julia gains support and understanding from her friend. Toilet Paper Flowers has an introduction for parents, web resources, explanations of the disease and treatments, glossary, and instructions for making the flowers. This book offers hope and validates feelings of children struggling with Crohn’s disease, as well as educating siblings and friends unfamiliar with this chronic illness.

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Frank J. Sileo, PhD, is a New Jersey licensed psychologist and the Executive Director of the Center for Psychological Enhancement, LLC. Dr. Sileo works with children, adolescents, and adults coping with chronic illness as well as other psychological issues. Dr. Sileo also suffers from Crohn’s disease himself, and is a board member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.

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Grade 1-3-Julia, a young girl with Crohn's disease, tells her friend that when she sits on the toilet for a long time she constructs toilet-paper flowers to make herself feel better. This launches a discussion between the two girls about how painful, depressing, and embarrassing the condition is. While the author, who suffers from the disease, is an expert in gastroenterology, his attempt to explain it to children is unsuccessful. The writing is stilted, and the illustrations are static, featuring two orange-tinted, very wide-eyed girls. While well-intentioned, this title misses the mark.-Christine A. Moesch, City of Tonawanda Public Library, NY
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Frank J. Sileo PhD
Editorial: Health Press (NM) (2006)
ISBN 10: 0929173473 ISBN 13: 9780929173474
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
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Murray Media
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Descripción Health Press (NM), 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110929173473

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