Young readers are given an emotionally powerful yet accessible introduction to what it is like having a close family member with Alzheimer's disease in this deeply resonant story about the relationship between a girl and her grandmother.
Grandma's whole family is concerned as they start to notice that she is becoming more and more forgetful. After they find her wandering the neighborhood, they need to make an important decision on her behalf--that the time has come for her to move out of her house and into an assisted living community where she can have the best care possible.
About the Author
Nancy Van Laan has written many books perfect for reading aloud, including "So Say the Little Monkeys; Little Fish, Lost; With a Whoop and a Holler, " an American Library Association Notable Book; and the 1990 Parents' Choice Award winner, "Possum Come a-Knockin'." She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Stephanie Graegin spent her childhood drawing and collecting fauna in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Houston, Texas. She received her BFA in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in Printmaking from the Pratt Institute. Stephanie now lives in Brooklyn, is still drawing, and has managed to keep her collection down to one orange cat.