Still My Grandma
Written by: Veronique Van den Abeele
Illustrated by: Claude K. Dubois
This is a sad story about the perils of Alzheimer’s and how a child can cope with it.
Despite the fact that Camille and her grandma were very close all their lives, her grandma is becoming forgetful and ultimately forgets Camille’s name. Then grandma can’t remember where she put her shoes. This is very disheartening to Camille.
Camille learns that her grandma has Alzheimer’s. So, grandma has to go into a nursing home where she can be cared for. Camille will really miss her a lot. But things are not all that bad. This is because Camille and her grandma can still do the things they used to and continue their special traditions.
This is a sensitive and charming book. The illustrator does a splendid job bringing the emotional aspects of the story to light.
This book will introduce the young reader to Alzheimer’s and how it is possible to still love the person as before.
What a great story!
Rating: 5+ Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth
Author and Editor