It's Only Ink! Remember Me?
It's Only Ink!
When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's it makes for a tough situation. Add a child to the mix and it gets even tougher. This disease is hard enough for an adult to understand - to a child, it's even harder.
"Remember Me?" by Sue Glass helps explain to children a little about the disease. Just because children are...well, children, doesn't mean they won't or can't understand. All you can do is tell them and then be there for when they have questions.
In "Remember Me?" one little girl tries to understand why her grandfather never remembers her. Sometimes she thinks he's mad at her, or he's pretending or even because he just doesn't want to remember her.
Seeing that her mom is upset, the little girl starts to think that it has something to do with her or something that she has done - blaming herself.
"Remember Me?" by Sue Glass teaches parents that keeping children in the dark about a loved one with Alzheimer's isn't such a great idea.
W. Yunker's vivid illustrations are heartwarming and clearly show the love the little girl has for her grandfather.
This book would be quite useful for families who want/need to explain Alzheimer's to a child. I highly recommend it.
As with all Raven Tree Press books, this story is presented fully in English and in Spanish with an icon separating the two for ease of reading.
A bilingual vocabulary page in English and Spanish is included to help readers learn keywords in either language.
Remember Me? By Sue Glass
Published by Raven Tree Press (www.raventreepress.com)
ISBN 10: 0972019251
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Jennifer LB Leese is a writer from Maryland who writes children's picture books, young adult novels, and paranormal fiction. Visit her online at: www.geocities.com/ladyjiraff