Still My Grandma
Author: Veronique Van den Abeele
Illustrator: Claude K. Dubois
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2006
Veronique Van den Abeele's Still My Grandma offers a way adults can talk with children aged 4 to 8 about what happens when a loved one has Alzheimer's disease.
Van den Abeele gives many specific, concrete examples that children with similar experiences can recognize. Gentle illustrations by Claude K. Dubois reflect how Camille's grandma goes from knowing "everything" about her granddaughter to forgetting her name.
Her grandma puts shoes in the refrigerator and does other strange things that confuse the little girl. In the midst of much change and loss, Camille demonstrates that she can still do things with her grandma.
And one thing will never change: their love.
A great resource for parents, teachers and clergy.
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