ABOUT THE BOOK: Carson and His Shaky Paws Grampa, the first book in the Shaky Paws Grampa series, is a story about the relationship and love between a grandfather who has Parkinson's Disease / Essential Tremor and his seven-year-old grandson. The story is designed to help parents and grandparents comfortably talk about the initial symptoms of Parkinson's and address common questions and concerns children may express. Carson and His Shaky Paws Grampa was conceived and written by Kirk Hall and illustrated by Alison Paolini, PD patients who also are parents and grandparents. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to support Parkinson's and Essential Tremor research and awareness.
About the Author
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Alison Paolini lives in Northern California where she enjoys a multitude of creative activities. She studied acting and set design in New York and fine art with illustration at California State University at Northridge. She also taught "Drawing On Your Imagination" for eight years at The Paradise Art Center and shows her work at local art galleries. Alison is a published illustrator and poet. She is an active member of the Parkinson's Association of Northern California. She and her husband have two children and three grandchildren. They have enjoyed living in and visiting many parts of the world. Alison was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1999 and believes firmly that staying creatively active is crucial in coping with the disease.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Heartwarming story that kids will enjoy that also creates opportunity for discussion regarding illness. Includes information on communication with kids, Parkinson's, Essential Tremor, and resources.