10:04am

Fri July 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Wiggy Wanda: A Book That Helps Explain Cancer to Children

Children’s books delight and entertain but sometimes they serve a more serious purpose.  Some of the books written by children’s author Kathy Mashburn have valuable lessons embedded in their colorful pages. 

Credit Kathy Washburn

Wiggy Wanda is a doll and one of the characters in Mashburn's latest children's book.  The bald doll helps a little girl understand some of the possible things her mother may face during cancer treatments.  The book is illustrated by Mindy Liang.  There is also a Wiggy Wanda doll available.  The doll is sold bald with a variety of wigs available separately.  Wiggy Wanda can be purchased through Amazon