My Grammy: A Book about Alzheimer's Disease

My Grammy: A Book about Alzheimer's Disease

by Marsha Kibbey, Karen Ritz
     
 

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When eight-year old Amy has to share her bedroom with Grammy who has Alzheimer's disease, she learns to give her the patience she needs.  See more details below

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When eight-year old Amy has to share her bedroom with Grammy who has Alzheimer's disease, she learns to give her the patience she needs.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 Eight-year-old Amy's grandmother, stricken with Alzheimer's disease, has moved into the family home and Amy's room. Amy's confusion with and lack of understanding for her grandmother's personality changes eventually turn to resentment. Skillful and sensitive parental interaction and intervention transform Amy's behavior into cooperative helpfulness and loving acceptance. Ritz' soft charcoal pencil sketches on sepia backdrops set a pensive mood and skillfully provide emotional insights through accurate depictions of facial expressions and physical stance. This is similar in content to Guthrie's Grandpa Doesn't Know It's Me (Human Sciences Pr, 1986), but Kibbey's Amy is a more realistic child with emotional frailties, and Ritz' illustrations are more polished than those by Katy Arnsteen. A helpful introductory note includes a brief background on Alzheimer's and support group contact information. Good bibliotherapeutic material. Celia A. Huffman, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876145449
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Edition description:
REPRINT
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 7.15(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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