Talk 4 Hope

“For the all too many families coping with cancer, these books will be a blessing and a prime source of comfort.”

Rabbi Harold Kushner
When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Makes cancer less scary for children

Offers tools for coping and communication

Empowers children to deal with their feelings

Don’t ‘hide’ a cancer diagnosis from children…‘Seek’ out the Talk4Hope Family Book Series!

Eva created the Talk4Hope Family Book Series to celebrate her 10 year cancer-free anniversary. These books are written to help children understand cancer, learn skills to deal with their fears and communicate their feelings with family members.


‘Mr. C the Globetrotter’

Meet Mr. C, a cancer cell, up close and personal, as he visits countries around the globe. He introduces readers to children who have a family member with cancer. Each child shares his or her name, it’s meaning, and how they’ve been coping since Mr. C came to visit. Readers are empowered with ways to help themselves and others.

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‘Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek’

Cancer is universal and itʼs important for children to understand what the ʻCʼ word means. ‘Mr. C Plays Hide and Seek’ answers the question, “What is Cancer?” Children will be empowered with information and parents will find language to answer questions appropriately. Through vibrant photos and endearing illustrations, readers understand the life of cancer from the charming Mr. C himself.

Now Available on iTunes for iPad


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Bulk orders of 1,000 books or more include a personalized page at the front of each book with your company or organization name, logo, and other information at a discounted price. Contact Eva for more information.

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Talk4Hope Book Testimonials

The Mr. C books are brilliant. The language is sensitive and gave me a starting point for a serious talk with our class of 8 and 9 year olds. Twins in the class were just told their mum is terminally ill with cancer. These books hit the spot for that difficult but necessary conversation.”

Alice South, Teacher
Liverpool Central School District
Liverpool England

“Recently we had a patient with a young child trying to deal with their parents new cancer diagnosis. A book was retrieved from our cancer center entitled “Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek.” The family felt this recourse helped them through their difficult task of supporting their child. Thank you for producing such a wonderful resource.”

Darlene Grantham, MN, CHPCN(C), CON(C)
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology Program
Health Science Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba

“Mr. C Plays Hide and Seek” is an invaluable resource for families with small children facing a cancer diagnosis.  I never imagined it could help my eleven year old daughter the night before my routine annual mammogram when she became hysterical about the possible results of this routine test.  “Mr. C Plays Hide and Seek” helped her feel more comfortable with the concept of cancer and opened the doors of communication between us.”

Erika Rauscher Markowitz, Executive Director
THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation
New York, NY

“Before telling my 9 year old daughter that her grandfather has metastatic cancer, I read ‘Mr. C Plays Hide and Seek’ with her. She found it interesting and informative, and summarized it saying, “So Mr. C is a big mean germ that no one completely understands and he makes people sick, and some people get better and some people don’t.” As we read along, she asked questions and I answered her in a comfortable way for us both. I found it well illustrated and easy to follow. When we were together with my father, we told her about his cancer. She instantly understood and wasn’t afraid. She was sad, but she understood. I can’t thank you enough. Since then, she has read it two more times.”

Josephine Silva, Mother of 9-year old
Orange Grove, TX

“Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek and Mr. C the Globetrotter are such a hit with our families and so appreciated when a parent wants something to use with their child.”

Louise Knight, M.S.W., LCSW-C, OSW-C Director,
Harry J. Duffey Family Patient and Family Services Program
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at John Hopkins

“Mr. C in the Talk4Hope book series is an effective tool for empowering families and children to be able to create a meaningful dialogue and listen to what truly needs to be expressed and shared when cancer becomes a family member.”

Bernie Siegel, MD 
Help Me To Heal and Faith, Hope & Healing

“As much as I had a strong aversion to meeting Mr C. personally, I fell in love with Mr C. the character….strange as it may seem.”

Ronni Spoll, Founder

“Hide & Seek de-mystifies cancer – a truly wonderful resource.”

Jennifer Deneault RN, BSN, OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator

“The anthropomorphizing of cancer felt uncomfortable at first glance.  However, seeing it through my daughters eyes, changed my feelings entirely. Mr C. kept it light.  She chuckled multiple times. At the end, she said, “I like the way you can help get rid of it and still have fun together.”  I wish I had this book sooner!”

Christina Radzilowicz, Mother
Advanced stage cancer survivor

“Hide & Seek makes it easier for kids to digest tough information.”

Sam LaMonte, M.D., FACS

“There is wonderful imagery and flow to this book.The facts inform without frightening children.”

Karen Maurer, Librarian
Bethlehem PA

“Mr. C is addressed  as something outside of a person, a clever way to make the subject of cancer more tolerable for children.  Loved the photos, too.”

Monica Fyfe, MFT, BCBA
Licensed Family Therapist, Torrance, CA

“Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek’ helped me to understand that people in your life may die in the physical sense but never in your heart.”

Hannah Bodner, Age 14

“I don’t like to talk about cancer, but I was OK reading ‘Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek’ because it describes things I’ve heard about but didn’t really understand.”

Jade Bodner, Age 11