'My mum bakes awesome cakes' is a story book for primary school aged children.
The story is about a small group of children. Leah's mum has a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. It creates an opportunity to talk with children about the symptoms of MS as well as other aspects of friendship like anxiety, competition, strengths and weaknesses and talking to each other.
It includes a question on each page, eg, 'what do you like doing with your dad' and 'what makes you feel sad' to help discussion about all aspects of living with a relative with multiple sclerosis.
It includes activity pages, a relevant word search, spot the difference and drawing pages that allow children to have fun as they talk about what is happening in their lives.
This book will be useful for families, therapists, health professionals and teachers to use with children who have a relative with MS or with all children to raise awareness of a common health diagnosis as another example of diversity. "This book is fantastic, it is the perfect tool to start conversations with children.
It gives straightforward explanations of symptoms without being too medical.
This will be a great resource for families, teachers and health professionals". (Lisa black MS specialist nurse).