“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!

“My children were deeply affected from watching me struggle with the serious effects of my treatment.  Their fear of losing me was deep, real and bottled. The pain my disease caused my children, hurt me more than my disease. This is my illness, leave my children out of it.  But it doesn’t work that way. Cancer is a family affair. When I reached my 10-year cancer free anniversary, I needed to mark the occasion. I wrote 2 books to help make cancer less scary and empower children with coping skills and communication strategies.”
Eva Grayzel
Author and Founder of Talk4Hope

M.C. Plays Hide & Seek  (This book is in its second edition and renamed gender neutral)
Mr. C The Globetrotter

These books promote dialogue and minimize fear for all young readers even those not directly affected by a cancer diagnosis in the family.

Bulk Discount Available
Bulk (5+) orders of M.C. Plays Hide & Seek at 40% off of ‘M.C. Plays Hide & Seek’ available through the publisher Mascot Books with the discount code: MCPlays40

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. Contact Eva for more information.


M.C. Plays Hide & Seek
Mr C the Globetrotter, Eva Grayzel

‘M.C. Plays Hide & Seek’

The wording is simple, the illustrations are playful and the photos are multicultural. This book provides a simple yet realistic portrayal about the journey of a person living with cancer as well as the feelings children experience and how to cope. The overall message is one of hope.

Download a PDF version for $9.99

Former version (Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek) available in iTunes (for iPad) $4.99

‘Mr. C the Globetrotter’

Mr. C introduces readers to children around the world who have a family member with cancer. Each child shares something personal about how they’ve been coping since Mr. C came to visit. Readers are empowered with ways to help themselves and others.

Now Available on iTunes for iPad

Download a PDF version

My Story Legacy

My Story Legacy is a 12-page guide to document personal stories, a gift more valuable than any material possessions.

  • Special words to special people
  • Family stories to be remembered
  • Values you hope will live on
  • Dreams realized and unrealized
  • Advice on love
  • Apologies to make
No need to think twice.
Hard copy $5.00 (Click Add To Cart button)

Digital Download $2.99

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Sample Pages

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

“The talented and bubbly well-known motivational storyteller and performance artist has gifted the world with an exceptionally well-done book for families touched by cancer. Every page, every word, every idea is meticulously selected to help make cancer families feel whole and helped. Everyone can benefit from this wise and comforting book.”

Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins
co-author of Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul

“As a counselor who works with children & families, I found “Mr. C the Globetrotter” to be powerful, sensitive, and extremely helpful to anyone experiencing cancer in the family.”

John Pilosi
Licensed Professional Counselor, Alpha NJ

“Mr. C the Globetrotter” is an invaluable resource for step-by-step strategies for taking a pro-active stance. The questions posed after each child’s story, helps children relate to the issues in a personal way.”

Susan Toohey
Cancer Counselor, St Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem PA

“Mr. C the Globetrotter” is an invaluable resource highlighting the universality of families going through the oncology journey, emphasizing how children can contribute to easing stress. It offers realistic and insightful strategies to support families in unique circumstances. I wish every patient with younger children had access to this treasure. We consider this book to be of great quality and content.”

Julie Druker Kravetz, MHS
Oncology Liaison, Shields Healthcare, Boston MA

“Mr. C the Globetrotter” is terrific because it’s realistic and accepting of children’s feelings associated with cancer. It offers concrete suggestions to help themselves and family members cope with these feelings. The international and multicultural emphasis accompanied by lovely photos reinforces the theme. Children take comfort from the voices of other children.”

Cathy Rayment
Provincial Library, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver

“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