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Remember, Grandma?

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Margaret's grandma is the special kind. She wears sneakers with yellow laces and laughs very loud. They go for walks, sing songs together, and gather apples to make Grandma's special mile-high apple pie. But lately Grandma gets mixed up. More and more she can't remember. She forgets the way home and sometimes she doesn't even know Margaret. "She still loves you," says Marg ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 11th 2004 by Viking Juvenile
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Apr 28, 2009 JustOneMoreBook.com rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: families touched by alzheimers
Happily sloppy artwork and perfectly picked words and pace present the first-person ponderings of a young girl as her once spunky grandmother slips into forgetfulness in this sweet, sad tale of coping and compassion.

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Codi Ebert
Feb 14, 2015 Codi Ebert rated it really liked it
Remember, Grandma?:

This book touched my heart in a soft spot, because I had a grandmother who started losing her memory before she passed away. This book first appealed to me because I was close with my grandparents and I figured I would enjoy the book. I enjoyed the book immensely, but it definitely hit home for me. I think this is a great book to maybe show a child who might be going through a tough situation like this with one of their grandparents. This book can show that child that is okay
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Jaden Strobel
Feb 14, 2015 Jaden Strobel rated it liked it
This book was a little different than what I thought it was going to be. It's about a little girl whose grandma has either dementia or the onset of Alzheimer. I would recommend this book to parents who have a parent of their own going through this to help explain to their children what is happening. It ends very happily because the grandma remembers who her granddaughter is and then the granddaughter realizes that she is the reason she remembers what happens. Overall a little depressing book, bu ...more
Katie
Oct 27, 2009 Katie added it
Summary: a little girl tells a tale of her grandmother that is losing her memory. The granddaughter comments on examples of times the grandmother might remember, but won’t remember the next time around. The little girl gives explicit detail to her grandmother’s quirks and traits for the readers to find charming. It portrays a tough topic, like Alzheimer’s or Dementia, in a lighthearted way for other young children to possibly understand and not fear.

2. Reading Level: Fluent

3. Genre: Fictional

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Rebekah Kingdom
Jul 11, 2013 Rebekah Kingdom rated it it was amazing
Wonderful portrayl of dementia through the eyes of a young child.
Unfortunately we were only able to find ONE copy in only ONE library in the whole of NSW, Australia.
This book should be widely available to help children understand the issues that face their loved ones,and to help them understand the feelings they have about the changes.
My daughter is 8 and wonders daily what is happening with her Nanna (who lives with us, as does the Margaret's Grandma in 'Remember, Grandma?') and feels guilt, fr
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Garren
Apr 17, 2016 Garren rated it liked it
A book about coping with older relatives with Alzheimer's. I wasn't going to cry, but then I did. Super sweet in a great way.
Jen
Jul 29, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: storytime
A young girl shares many things with her grandmother: a love of music, taking walks and baking pies. Grandma is getting older, though, and is starting to have trouble remembering things. Throughout the story, grandma's illness progresses from simply mixing things up (the names of flowers) to mistakenly going into a neighbour's house and forgetting her grand-daughter's name. A sensitive and melancholy book that explores the feelings a young child may have as they experience the progressive dement ...more
Michelle
So sad! This is a great little easy picture book dealing with an elderly person whose memory is not the way it was. The loss of memory is difficult for kids to fully understand and this cute read expresses the hurt it may cause but overall still maintaining a great relationship.
It was pretty sad for me to read since I had a great Aunt that was like this and I was that little girl who wondered why she kept asking who I was, but she was a sweet old lady and enjoyed keeping us entertained with cra
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Julie
Oct 16, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing
This book touched me deeply. I am very cloose with my grandmother and share many interests with her and she is infact getting older and has been a little forgetful lately. This is a great book for a child who is experiencing the same type of situations. Getting old is difficult but it is a part of life and children need to learn that these things happen in old age.
Monica Michaud
Sep 13, 2012 Monica Michaud rated it it was amazing
This story is a bout a grandmother who is suffering from memory loss. Her granddaughter, Margaret is confused and needs to be reassured that even though her grandma can't remember things she still loves her family. This is a touching book that would be great to introduce to children that are going through the same thing with their older family members.
Mary
Alzheimer's is a tough topic to tackle in a kids' book, but I think the author did a great job. I started bawling as I read this though and scared my daughter...It think it would be a good book for those dealing with this illness in their own families.
Lisa
Mar 20, 2011 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
A great book to help children and families dealing with those that have Alzheimers or dementia.
I love how the story ended and how their is a recipe at the end of the book.
Jenni
Aug 15, 2008 Jenni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
This is a beautiful story that sensitively covers the involuntary forgetfulness of a loved one.
Lindsey Rogers
Apr 23, 2013 Lindsey Rogers rated it it was amazing
Great book to explain to children the effects of Alzheimer's disease. Any age or grade. Illness.
Beth
Dec 08, 2009 Beth rated it it was amazing
What a touching book about a young girl and her grandmother's experience with Alzheimers.
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Apr 05, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Story about progressivly worse alzheimers that is handled very well.
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