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The Resource Grandma forgets, Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston

Grandma forgets, Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston

Label
Grandma forgets
Title
Grandma forgets
Statement of responsibility
Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Grandma is a little more forgetful than she used to be. She can't remember how the family used to gather for Sunday lunch or how she used to drive to the beach in her sky-blue car. She makes up new rules for old games and often hides Dad's keys. But that's okay--it just means her family has to make new memories for her! An uplifting story about a family bound by love no matter what else might be forgotten
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Illustration
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2018.
Review
A girl affectingly describes spending time with her grandmother, who has dementia and doesn’t remember her granddaughter from visit to visit. “Every time we meet, it’s like meeting someone new,” the girl says. Australian author Russell doesn’t dwell on the potentially upsetting aspects of the woman’s lost memories and instead has his young narrator highlight how the family has adapted. “Even though Grandma can’t remember us, we have so many memories of her,” she says; in the pages that follow, Johnston shows the grandmother and her grandchildren taking trips to the beach, cuddling up during a thunderstorm, and lounging in the summer grass. Indeed, it’s the girl’s father who’s having the hardest time watching his mother’s decline (“Sometimes Dad is sad because he has to hold onto the memories for both of them now”). Johnston’s loose pencil outlines and cheerful palette play into the comforting, even upbeat, mood. It’s evident that Russell’s heroine knows that diminished memories don’t diminish love in the slightest; families in similar situations should find this a useful resource for framing challenging moments in positive ways. Ages 4–8. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed 07/03/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 27, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10622672
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Paul Eric
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For primary school age
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Johnston, Nicky
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grandmothers
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Grandmothers
  • Dementia
  • Grandparent and child
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Children's stories
  • Grandparent and child
  • Families
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Grandmothers
  • Families
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Grandma forgets, Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060603252
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781925335477
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)965761783
Label
Grandma forgets, Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060603252
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781925335477
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)965761783

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