Where's Mom's Hair? : A Family's Journey Through Cancer

By Debbie Watters

Illustrated By Sophie Hogan

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A compassionate and gentle look at a family's journey through cancer.

A family faces Mom’s cancer and medical treatments with a huge hair shaving party. Touching and humorous black and white photographs follow Mom (Debbie) as she and her family go through each step of fighting cancer.

Praise & Recognition

This funny, tender book domesticates the feral beast that is cancer in the minds of both children and adults. The Globe and Mail
The often humorous black and white photos are worth a thousand words; this book is a great example of visual literacy. ETFO Voice
(An) upbeat, honest account of Debbie's chemotherapy treatment from her son's perspective. Sophie Hogan's black-and-white photos depict the family's verve and determination Mothering


Publication Date: February 25, 2005

Reading Age: 6 - 8

Genre: Picture Book, Children's Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 32

ISBN: 978-1-896764-94-8

About the Author

Debbie Watters

Debbie Watters is a primary and Early Literacy teacher in Elora, Ontario. After being diagnosed with cancer, Debbie took a year off and wrote a one woman comedy show and Where’s Mom’s Hair? She has performed her show widely for breast cancer associations, raising thousands of dollars for research and care.
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About the Illustrator

Sophie Hogan

Sophie Hogan is a professional photographer living in southern Ontario. Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada in Toronto, Winnipeg and St. John’s.
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