An hour ago she was fine. Then an “Oh, No” fall broke her femur (thigh bone). Hours later woke to find herself in a spica cast, from her chest to her ankle. It’s the same kind of cast used to treat children whose hips didn’t grow right (hip dysplasia).
Sammy’s life has turned topsy-turvy. She’s sidelined from her favorite play, cast care is a bother, the days slog by. She becomes sad, angry, frustrated.
It looks like an ordinary clunky purple cast, but it’s not. It’s amazing, because it’s brimful of cheerleading kisses! Where did they whoosh from? How and when did they come into Sammy’s life? Why do they stick around after her cast is sawn off? How come only Sammy hears their whispers?
All children in a cast, whatever its size or awkwardness, will be delighted and inspired by The Kisses as they cheer for courage and preach patience.
"Comforting, sweet story...captures the feelings of the whole family. It realistically portrays the patience needed before a child is restored to full activity. This is a loving story that educates, encourages and entertains."
"A loving, sweet story of a little girl's broken leg and recovery that is informative and medically accurate."
"The book walks you through and helps ease the anxiety of the real-life events that happen during Sammy's hospital visit and beyond. The surprise kisses are a brilliant and whimsical way to portray all of Sammy's get-well wishes, thoughts and prayers. They are Sammy's reminders of how much she is loved."
"As a pediatrician, I think this story about dealing with a [cumbersome] cast is just right. It is very nicely done."
"I like the way the story moves toward recovery and wellness."
"The book helps kids struggling with a physical condition and tells them they aren't alone."
This book will…
This book will…