Written from the perspective of a young child, Some Days We... tackles the serious issue of parenting with a chronic illness. Wyatt and his mom, Anne, take the moments that debilitate and reroute them into positive experiences. Some Days We... is an exploration into the power of positivity and love.
Author Julie A. Stamm brings her personal battles and experiences with multiple sclerosis to the story. Each page is based on an actual moment lived by the author and her son. Julie takes the dark negative tone associated with chronic illness and turns it into uplifting empowerment for the reader.
Illustrator Sean J. Laven adds a dreamlike tone to the book. His hand-painted watercolors captivate the reader through the enchanted mind of a child. Having a chronic illness himself, Sean recognizes the worth of the book and through his art emboldens it. Sean seamlessly captures Julie's days from her son's eyes.
This book about Multiple Sclerosis is a wonderful tool to help parents educate their children about MS and/or any chronic illness. It is an insightful book focused on teaching the reader on life with a disability while promoting ableism and resilience.