What's Up with Bridget's Mum? Medikidz Explain Breast Cancer

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Bridget is an A-grade student and star of the school soccer team... But her mum just doesn't seem to care. She just stays in bed all day, ignoring her daughter. All of Bridget s successes seem empty without her mum's support. Luckily the Medikidz, a group of super-powered action-heroes with attitude, are on-hand to help Bridget get to grips with what's going on! Pump, Chi, Skinderella, Gastro, Axon and trusty robot Abacus each have their own complementary abilities and characters to ensure that their particular brand of edu-tainment is always banter-driven and never sugar-sweet! Join Bridget as the Medikidz take her on a whistle-stop tour of Mediland a distant planet whose geography and inhabitants bear a striking similarity to the intricacies of human anatomy and physiology. Along the way she'll learn all about breast cancer and come to understand and appreciate what her mother is going through. The Medikidz range of graphic novels explains childhood illness in a way that is imaginative, engaging and easy to understand. Developed by a team of doctors, Medikidz does not try to 'sugarcoat' serious problems. Rather, the information provided empowers children with the knowledge they need to take ownership of their disease, providing them with skills for selfmanagement, while taking away their fear of the unknown.

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Macmillan has worked with Medikidz on a number of cancer-related books. We believe that these books are a helpful way of describing complex and difficult information in a way that is accessible to children and young people --Macmillan Cancer Support

Teenage Cancer Trust is continually impressed with the creativity of Medikidz. Cancer is a complicated disease but Medikidz approach helps remove some of the confusion and fear by making it easy for young people to understand the disease. --Teenage Cancer Trust

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Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair is a medical doctor with 10 years experience of medical writing, and a passion for providing medical information that makes children want to learn. John Taddeo, formally of Marvel Entertainment, is a celebrated comic book writer and director of two award-winning animated-shorts. Peer reviewer Nicola Roche is a breast surgeon specialising in all the aspects of management of breast cancer including the early detection of breast cancer and its treatment.

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