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Wiggy Wanda: A Book That Helps Explain Cancer to Children

Kathy Washburn

Children’s books delight and entertain but sometimes they serve a more serious purpose.  Some of the books written by children’s author Kathy Mashburn have valuable lessons embedded in their colorful pages. 

WiggyWanda is a doll and one of the characters in Mashburn's latest children's book.  The bald doll helps a little girl understand some of the possible things her mother may face during cancer treatments.  The book is illustrated by Mindy Liang.  There is also a Wiggy Wanda doll available.  The doll is sold bald with a variety of wigs available separately.  Wiggy Wanda can be purchased through Amazon

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