Still My Grandma
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Camille and her grandma have a special friendship. They have sleepovers, bake chocolate cupcakes together, go out shopping, and giggle at old photographs. But one day Grandma forgets Camille's name. Then she can't remember where to put her shoes.

Camille learns that her grandma is sick, but "not the kind where you cough and blow your nose." Grandma has Alzheimer's disease, which is what makes her do strange things. And even though Grandma has to move out of her house and rely on nurses to care for her, Camille finds a way to continue their special traditions.

With charming, sensitive illustrations, this story gently introduces young readers to the realities of Alzheimer's disease, and reminds them that love is more powerful than any illness can be.


 Cooperative Children's Book CenterCCBC Choices (2008)

CBA Retailers + Resources"This tender, sweet story with endearing illustrations will fill a niche." Kirkus Reviews
"Lending a dreamy quality of wonderful pictorial memories surrounded by sweeping strokes of gentle whites, yellows, and pinks. . . . This is a gentle, effective, albeit slightly simplified tale of this increasingly common disease." School Library Journal
"The book illustrates the capacity for love and understanding that makes a very difficult situation bearable." Austin American-Statesman
"For younger readers, finding simple ways to convey complex challenges is the trick. And books designed to inform the wee set about aging or death can easily turn saccharine or, worse, pedantic. Veronique Van den Abeele's Still My Grandma escapes both of these traps in its explanations of Alzheimer's disease."