Helping children with cancer cope with their illness, this illustrated book approaches their emotions from diagnosis through treatment in a way that they can easily understand and can help describe what they are feeling. In the story, a young girl uses color to express her full range of emotions as she undergoes cancer treatment. Some days she's sad, some days she's happy, and other days she's scared or angry. The girl comes to realize that these ups and downs are perfectly normal for her situation. The book assures children with cancer that they are not alone, and helps them understand that it's okay to let out their feelings.
Henry is a little monkey . . . and he happens to be blue. On the first day of school, Henry realizes that he doesn't exactly fit in because all the other monkeys are brown. When Henry's classmates tease him, it's not easy. In fact, for the first time in his life, Henry feels sad, lonely, and different.
Thanks to his family's loving encouragement, Henry learns that being unique is what makes him special. When he starts to doubt himself, Henry remembers his parents' words, "Being different is good!"
As Henry experiences both good days and bad days at school, he creates superpower words to remind himself that he is special, loved, strong and brave. When Henry repeats these words every day, he starts to feel like a real superhero--a blue one at that!
Henry discovers in one way or another we are all different and that's what makes us special. Join this endearing blue monkey as he overcomes insecurity with love, acceptance, and a few superpowers.