You Are the Best Medicine by Julie Aigner Clark

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When someone you love has cancer, how can you make them smile? A cuddle, a story, a kiss—and thoughts of you. Because you are the best medicine.

Watching someone you love go through cancer treatment is scary—especially for a child. In this courageous and sensitive book, cancer survivor Julie Clark creates sweet and poignant memories that remind us how children can nurture people they care about at a time when optimism and love are the most needed.


About Julie Aigner Clark

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Julie Aigner Clark is a mom, a writer, and a teacher who has survived breast cancer twice. As the founder of the Baby Einstein Company and the Safe Side, Julie has been writing books and creating media for children since 1997 and has sold millions of copies worldwide. You Are the Best Medicine was inspired by her daughters, Aspen and Sierra, and by her husband, Bill. Julie lives in Colorado with her family, which includes cats, chickens, lovebirds, fish, and a rescued mouse. Julie is proud to direct her portion of the proceeds from this book to UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center because of its pioneering role in developing life-saving cancer treatments.
Published November 15, 2011 by Balzer + Bray. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books.

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Cancer is a tough topic for a picture book, but Clark strikes the right tone for young children.

Aug 18 2010 | Read Full Review of You Are the Best Medicine

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Author and breast cancer survivor Julie Aigner Clark’s book, You are the Best Medicine, is by far the best book on the topic of breast cancer.

Oct 28 2012 | Read Full Review of You Are the Best Medicine


As the mom discusses some of the trials and tribulations she'll go through, she relates it back to many of the memories she has of her child: How she will be sad because she's sick, but she'll be happy since it's a sickness her daughter can't catch.

Feb 15 2011 | Read Full Review of You Are the Best Medicine

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