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What's Happening to Grandpa?

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  89 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
What's Happening to Grandpa?
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 28th 2004 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Kristi Bernard
Feb 28, 2012 Kristi Bernard rated it it was amazing
Kate loves her grandparents. Most kids do. She doesn't look at them as being old. Kate and her grandmother have tea parties together. They also play chinese checkers and croquet. Kate thought her grandmother to be very cool. Kates grandfather on the other hand was a character. He loved baseball, classical music, telling stories and he ate lots of potato chips.

One Sunday, Kate noticed her grandfather kept telling the same stories and he couldn't remember what he had just done. She knew as people
Feb 09, 2010 Jes rated it it was amazing
My Grandpa John had Althimerz and when he was in the Hope Hospice, my aunt got this book for us, hoping that we could read it in front of Grandpa. At that point he couldn't talk so we could just talk to him. My aunt read the book hoping that it would help us understand what he was going through a little bit better. Ever since he passed away, everytime I read this book I cry.
Aug 30, 2011 Polly rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
I very much appreciate what this author is trying to do, and I'm glad someone's doing it, but it comes across as less than inspired, as so many books of this type (books written to help explain difficult things to kids) do.
Nov 04, 2012 Janean rated it it was amazing
This is a great explanation of Alzheimers suited for either a child or an adult. It is a quick read, if you can make it through the tears that this experience brings. It also provides a list of resources for help.
Jun 04, 2011 Cheryl rated it liked it
Recommended to Cheryl by: El Paso Public Library
Very soft, gently colored illustrations support the substantial text. I liked the positive interactions between the young girl and her parents as well as her grandparents. A lot of text so beginning readers may need some help.

Websites of useful organizations included in back of book.
Aug 02, 2008 Cathy rated it it was amazing
I Loved reading this book, it really helped to explain my Grandpa's behavior to the kids. I loan it ot everybody I know in the same situation.
Jan 05, 2009 Sami rated it really liked it
Shelves: inspirational
Once again, a good short story quick read.
Megan Marvel
On point, good message, just a little long.
Feb 06, 2011 Sharon rated it really liked it
Wish I read this a year earlier, esp. scrapbook idea.
Oct 12, 2008 Becky rated it liked it
Shelves: work-reads
Appropriate to use for children who have a family member diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Jul 24, 2011 Theresa rated it liked it
Shelves: review
great story bout live and loss
Feb 27, 2017 L rated it it was amazing
Read for a paper at Brite Divinity on Caring for Caregiver's of Alzheimer's Patients - wanted some info for informing children
Rebekah Richards
Dec 09, 2016 Rebekah Richards rated it it was amazing
Shelves: informational
I especially enjoyed this informational picture book because I can totally relate to it. My grandpa suffers from alzheimers and I understand how hard it can be. This childrens book was comforting and I think it would be comforting to children experiencing the same thing as well.
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