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M.C. Plays Hide & Seek

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‘M.C. Plays Hide & Seek’

M.C. Plays Hide & Seek

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Pick A Good Book January 12, 2021
The Momma Spot January 7, 2021
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Readers’ Favorite November 23, 2020

How do you explain cancer to a young child? It’s a topic no one likes to broach, but left unaddressed children can become confused, sad, scared, anxious and frustrated. This short children’s picture book provides a simple yet realistic portrayal about:

  • What cancer can do and can’t do
  • How different doctors look for cancer
  • What doctors do if they find cancer
  • How children may feel when someone they love has cancer
  • What children can do to make a difference
  • How families still have fun despite the change in lifestyle

The wording is simple, the illustrations are playful and the photos are multicultural, M.C. Plays Hide & Seek makes cancer understandable to all children, even those not directly affected by a cancer diagnosis in the family. It is an easy book for children to read themselves at home or school. The overall message is one of empowerment for knowledge, compassion and hope.

Including children in the ‘cancer talk,’ can go a long way to minimize fear, open lines of communication, develop coping skills and foster emotional health. Don’t ‘hide’ a cancer diagnosis from children, ‘seek’ out ways to include and inform them with ‘M.C. Plays Hide & Seek!

Watch professional Storyteller and Author Eva Grayzel read the book to your child from the Read2Me children’s book series.

Options for purchase:
$12.95 through major booksellers: Amazon , Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million
$18.00 for the Talk4Hope set (2 books) in this store (includes Mr. C The Globetrotter). Save $8 and FREE shipping.
$9.99 for a PDF version to download.
$4.99 for an interactive animated version for iPad in Apple iTunes. NOTE: It is the first edition of this book entitled Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek and doesn’t include updates to the copy.

40% discount for bulk orders (5+ books) through Mascot Books. Great for oncologists, cancer centers, hospital gift shops and schools. Discount Code: MCPlays40

Follow @Talk4Hope and @EvaGrayzel on Instagram to see sample pages and testimonials, even some by children themselves!

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Mr. C moves, spins, winks and hides with a finger touch. This interactive and animated iBook is the first edition entitled, Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek. The main character in the second edition is gender neutral and named M.C.  The author narrates each page with a click and the voice of Mr. C is narrated by a 9-year old boy with a raspy, cute voice. 

Customized Dedication Pages

Interested in a personalized printed page with your company name, logo, and any information you wish?

  • 1,000 books for $7 each
  • 5,000 books for $6 each
  • 10,000 books for $5 each

Sample personalized page

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If you know an oncologist, oncology nurse,  or have a connection with a cancer resource center, please forward information and I will be sure to reach out with information. Thanks!

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What Kids Are Saying

“M.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 ‘M.C. Plays Hide & Seek’ because it describes things I’ve heard about but didn’t really understand.”

Jade Bodner, Age 11

“I learned from ‘M.C. Plays Hide & Seek’ that cancer cannot be contagious.”

Samuel’s video testimonial, Age 6 

“Cancer can’t jump from one person to another by hugging kissing, touching, sharing, sneezing or being nearby.””

Sisters video testimonial, Ages 8 and 10

“M.C. Plays Hide & Seek’ teaches you about all the doctors and I really like how it tells you what the doctors do.”

Giselle Haryman video testimonial, Age 8 

What Others Are Saying

“My favorite part is that M.C. can take a lot away from someone, but it cannot steal is HOPE ❤”

Samantha Schrager, Program Director
Cancer Hope Network

M.C. Plays Hide and Seek presents a realistic portrayal of cancer, without being scary… A must for young children facing these difficult situations.”

Readers’ Favorite

“Our failure to talk to children about a cancer diagnosis in the family may result in them experiencing more hurt and anxiety. M.C. Plays Hide and Seek is an excellent resource to share with these children and Grayzel is to be commended.”

Danielle Cooper, @coopskisses
Portland,OR Mom and Instagram Reviewer

“Our failure to talk to children about a cancer diagnosis in the family may result in them experiencing more hurt and anxiety. M.C. Plays Hide and Seek is an excellent resource to share with these children and Grayzel is to be commended.”

Connie Porter Saunders
Older And Smarter Blog

“Author Eva Grayzel has creatively addressed the emotions and confusion young children may feel about cancer with this informative, fun picture book.”

Lou Ann Worley
Rockin Book Reviews

“ The book explains in the simplest terms what cancer is and is not and should be on every library shelf to help raise awareness and to develop empathy.”

Gina Rae Mitchell
Grandma and Book Reviewer

“I love the “About the Reader” fill-in-the-blanks page in the back of the book. It is a wonderful interactive tool to help young readers express their feelings.”

Cheryl Hart
Cover Lover Book Reviewer

“At first glance, I had reservations sharing a book about the anthropomorphizing of cancer with my daughter. Seeing it through her eyes changed my opinion entirely. M. 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.’ Hide & Seek facilitated lots of conversation. I wish I had this book sooner!”

Christina Radzilowicz
Mother, Advanced stage cancer survivor

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

Ronni Spoll
Founder, Chemocaps.com

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

Jennifer Deneault RN, BSN, OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator

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

Sam LaMonte, M.D.

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

Karen Maurer
Librarian, Bethlehem PA

“M.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