Stories Grandma Still Remembers
Alexandra Faer Bryan
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Meow! Meow! Kitten in a drawer.
Woof! Woof! Dogs, and people in trees.
Bat Attack! Cows do, too!
Grandma's magical and heartwarming memories come to life in this book of true animal stories for children that will both entertain and help them understand Grandma's memory problems.
Green Kitty has won two awards; it placed as a finalist in the "2012 International Book Awards" contest in the category of children's fiction and in the USA Book News "Best Books 2011" contest. Filled with true, laugh-out-loud animal antics, Green Kitty will please any child who loves their pets. Green Kitty is a loving memoir about a grandmother visited by a grandchild and was written for children ages 8 to 12 to help explain Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. It is both entertaining and educational and has been called a book for all ages. Parents will enjoy reading it out loud to younger children.
It is a series of stories within a story about a grandmother recently placed in an assisted living facility as she tells them to her grandchild. Their bond grows stronger through the visits despite the illness. The grandmother recalls old stories, mostly about family pets, after the child's curiosity is piqued about a special animal. Helpful information about Alzheimer's disease is deftly woven into the story.
Green Kitty will capture the imagination of any child as it retells the true stories of the author's family pets and farm animals. These are very amusing, earthy stories which will appeal to both parents and children.
"Green Kitty, takes me back to the delights of my pre-teen years as I listened to my grandparents' talk of "the old days." What I liked best about the "Green Kitty" is that it shows how, despite the illness of Alzheimer's disease, a strong bond can continue within the family. The book fosters respect and dignity for an elder, highlighting elder value irrespective of Alzheimer's disease and Dementia related losses. That, in itself, makes the book a good buy."
-Carol Bradley Bursack- Author, Speaker, Columnist, Blogger for Minding our Elders
Alexandra Faer Bryan has a new children's book, "Green Kitty." It's a must-read and has placed as a finalist for "Best Books 2011."
- Sandy Spencer, Free Alzheimer's Support.
What's New in Version 2.2
Fix for graphical glitch in chapter 11 as well as a few minor typos.
A must read for anyone with elderly family members.
If you have kids and elderly family members, this books is an absolute must read. The delightful animal stories are woven together with a nicely written story that teaches the critical lesson of how to handle memory impaired family members. I haven't encountered any other book that teaches children how to handle the day that Grandma forgets their name. Having gone through this with my own grandmother, I wish that I could've read this a few years ago.
This is one of those children's books that even an adult can enjoy and benefit from. The animal stories are wonderful and quite funny, bringing back memories of my own childhood. The lessons on dealing with elderly family members that are suffering from Alzheimer's disease are of benefit to people of all ages, whether they have children or not.
If you enjoy animal stories, give this book a read, you won't be disappointed.