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My little grandmother often forgets

by Lindbergh, Reeve ; illustrated by Brown, Kathryn

Hardcover (FollettBound)
Candlewick Press, 2007

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A young boy talks about the various things his grandmother forgets and decides as long as his family is there to help her it is okay.

Booklist (April 15, 2007 (Vol. 103, No. 16))

In naturally flowing, rhyming verses, a little boy introduces his grandmother and her peculiarities. She loses everything from her glasses to her shoes to her cat (though children will enjoy spotting the lost things in the illustrations). Once she went to the store and forgot the way home. Her grandson discusses the situation in a matter-of-fact, childlike way. After Grandmother makes him tea with cinnamon toast, he checks the stove. When she repeats the question, "Is it time for my bus?"he answers, "I'm here now. It's just time for us."Brown's ink drawings, washed in watercolors are well matched with the simple, graceful text. Together, they depict a bond between grandmother and grandson that is evident but not overly sweet. Many parents will be glad to find such a reassuring picture book that realistically acknowledges children's experiences with memory disorders in the elderly and encourages a loving response. Pair with the similarly named Little Mama Forgets (2006) by Robin Cruise.

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  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Pub. Date: March 13, 2007
  • Format:  Hardcover (FollettBound)
    22 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Age Range: PreK - Grade 1 (4-6 yrs.)
  • Reading Level: 2.1 (What’s this?)
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-1989-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-1989-3
  • Follett Number: 24009U7
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 0763619892
  • Language: English

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