Striped Shirts and Flowered Pants: A Story about Alzheimer's Disease for Young Children

Striped Shirts and Flowered Pants: A Story about Alzheimer's Disease for Young Children


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Libby and Nana love to read stories and color pictures together. They plant the garden in spring and feed the songbirds. But Libby notices that Nana is forgetting the words in books. She's mixing up the names of birds. She's wearing clothes that don't match.

What's going on? When Libby's parents tell her about Alzheimer's disease, she begins to understand what is happening to Nana. And with their reassurance and help, she finds ways to be with Nana and still do the things they love.

For parents, a note by psychologist Linda Scacco, PhD, offers guidance for helping children cope when a family member has Alzheimer's disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591474760
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 591,492
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Barbara Schnurbush lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Her own experiences with both a grandparent and a parent prompted her to write Striped Shirts and Flowered Pants to help families coping with Alzheimer's disease.

Cary Pillo a Fine Arts and Design graduate from Washington State University, has illustrated many children’s educational materials and children's books, including A Terrible Thing HappenedGentle WillowStriped Shirts and Flowered Pants, and Tibby Tried It. She lives in Seattle. 

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