No one likes to be sick, but what if someone close to you gets really sick? Are they the same person? How can you make them feel better? And how can you help them fight it? These are the themes addressed in Farful Helps His Friend Fight The Yuckity-Uck . When Farfuls friend, Isaiah, gets sick with the Yuckity-Uck (Cancer), Farful wants to help his friend feel better. With the help of his furry best friend, a puppy named Bubbles, Farful sets out on a journey to help his sick friend. Farful learns that friends are the same, whether they are sick or not, and sometimes just being with the person or letting them know you care can make them feel better. Farful also explores the various science and medical-related careers that children can pursue to help people with illness. Farfuls puppy friend, Bubbles, sports a collar with a V on it – the V represents Victory over the Yuckity-Uck. The V also happens to be the logo of the V Foundation For Cancer Research. Proceeds from all Panshoo products sold will go to The V Foundation for pediatric cancer research. At the end of the story, Isaiah has fought the Yuckity-Uck and feels so much better! Isaiahs character is inspired by a little boy whom author Nick Loren met. That little boy is also fighting cancer.
About the Author
Nick Loren has spent twenty plus years in the entertainment industries. His career was kick-started when he landed a job as personal stunt double for esteemed actor John Travolta. Nick’s daring antics made possible many of the breathtaking action scenes in some of Travolta’s most iconic films. Nick was also acting in roles of his own, and he took on numerous film and television projects on both sides of the camera. He was nominated for an Emmy for his work as host of NBC’s “First Coast Living,” and his musical talent earned him a Top 10 radio hit in 2009. Through it all, Nick could never shake a deep-rooted love for reading and helping children. Inspired by a cuddly character concocted by his son, Nick developed a series of fun and rhythmic books about a character named Farful Foolong. The Farful project took on a life of its own, garnering praise from the wife of the late Dr. Seuss and inspiring the launch of Panshoo, LLC. Nick lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife and has three children.