posted 31/08/14

Is Your Hair Made of Donuts? by Joy Feldman


Book Description:
“In a world that super-sizes everything, the Blossom family does things differently. Matt and Maddie Blossom s Mom doesn t allow them to eat donuts, candy, chocolate…you know? All the things kids really, really want.

One day, the siblings insist that they re tired of feeling different from all the other kids at school so, for the first time, Mom allows them to indulge in whatever foods they want from The Wastelands; the supermarket aisles stockpiled with chemical confections of every kind.

After gobbling up these foods, the children embark on a whimsical adventure in the form of a captivating and bewitching dream. With a touch of powdered sugar and a tad of colored sprinkles, Matt and Maddie s hair transform into large, gooey donuts right before their eyes.

Using a whole lot of fun and beautiful illustrations, the theme of eating healthy and the old adage, you are what you eat becomes an adorable, laugh-out-loud story that kids will not only love, but learn from. Is Your Hair Made of Donuts? empowers young people to take control of their health with each delicious page of knowledge found in this magical journey. ”

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posted 27/08/14

I Want to Grow Hair by Erma Bombeck


Book Description:
This is anything but a depressing book, although on occasion the reader may catch a breath or experience a lump in the throat. Essentially, what Bombeck presents is a series of anecdotes, interviews, and informed observations regarding the treatment of cancer in children and young adults.

Among the topics considered are how to handle the loss of hair, repeatedly, from chemotherapy, the advantages and disadvantages of amputation, and what happens when “prednisone pigout” strikes. Bombeck does not concentrate solely on the manifest heroism of the victims; she discusses, with sensitivity and considerable insight, the courage and mental anguish of parents, siblings, and neighbors as well. In fact, the most impressive chapters in this slim volume are those entitled “What’s a Mother For,” “What Are Fathers For,” and “What Are Friends For.” Each chapter provides a wealth of information and advice which should serve to relieve the isolation felt by anyone faced with the experience of dealing with childhood cancer.

Professionals in a variety of disciplines produce weighty tomes every year on the subject of cancer and the psychological effects on the victims, their relatives, and even those who care for both. This is not such a book, but it nevertheless performs the same service without a welter of jargon and statistics. Everyone should read it.

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posted 23/08/14

An Atlas of Hair and Scalp Diseases by J. Powell


Book Description:
This clinical atlas comprehensively covers the enormous range of changes in hair condition that often indicate systemic diseases or psychiatric disorders. With over 240 color illustrations, the book provides concise clinical information on diagnosis and practical management of each disorder. A one-of-a-kind book, it gives the reader access to a comprehensive collection of physical signs and concise guidance to their significance that will aid in quick and correct diagnoses and improved management and care for patients. It includes clearly written clinical information for dermatologists, primary care physicians, residents and house officers.

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