Little Emily Marie was named after her great-grandmother and feels close to her. But it is confusing to her when her great-grandma does not seem to remember her at all. She wonders how that could happen; she loves her great-grandma so much. Emily Marie's natural curiosity helps her to accept the changes in her great-grandma and to find fun ways to spend their time together, like running down the hall at the nursing home while Great-Grandma rolls along beside her in her wheelchair.
Through the whimsical and tender illustrations of Judy Stead, we realize that it is okay that Great-Grandma cannot remember and that she is sometimes confused about simple things. My Name Is Emily Marie is a sweet and inspiring story that speaks straight to the heart and opens the door to beginning a conversation about memory loss in the elderly with anyone.