A Treasure Hunt for Mama and Me
Helping Children Cope with
by Renée Le Verrier and Samuel Frank, MD
Illustrated by Adam Taylor
Billy is excited to take a walk through the woods with his mama. But his mama is different from other mamas: She stumbles and shakes and needs to stop to take medicine and rest, because she has Parkinson’s disease. While his mama takes breaks, Billy hunts for treasures like owl feathers to add to their collection.
The simple, loving message is supplemented with tips and suggestions to help children cope with parental illnesses such as Parkinson’s.
Renée Le Verrier teaches at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Parkinson’s Partner Center and at Whittier Health Network’s Stroke Rehabilitation Program as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certified by the National Yoga Alliance. A stroke survivor living with Parkinson’s disease, she is an arts and movement program co-coordinator for the American Parkinson Disease Association. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Lawrence University, New York, and lives in Massachusetts with her husband, her son and a variety of pets.
Samuel Frank, MD, is associate professor of neurology and co-director of neurology resident education at Boston University. Dr. Frank served as site investigator for clinical trials coordinated by the Huntington Study group, Parkinson Study Group, Michael J. Fox Foundation, National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the Patient Safety Subcommittee at the American Academy of Neurology.
Adam Taylor has a bachelor’s in fine arts in children’s book illustration from Brigham Young University-Idaho.
"...an excellent tool to help a child adjust to parental illness."
— Midwest Book Review
A Small Horizons "Let's Talk" Release
7x8, 48 pages, 26 Color Illustrations
LC #2012945209, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-436-9 (pb), $9.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-437-6 (eBook), $9.95