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Fini’s granny has changed. Before, she would comment on Fini’s strange hair styles, help her feed the ducks in the park, had traveled all over the world, and was an amazing cook. Now, Fini’s granny admires wacky hairdos, eats the bread crumbs meant for the ducks in the park, and does not travel or cook anymore. Eventually, Granny has to come live with Fini and her family because she needs to be watched, almost like a little child. She needs help dressing and washing, falls asleep underneath the kitchen table, and has a woman named Agatha that comes to care for her, like a babysitter. Fini is unsure of what to think of this “new” granny—she looks the same but she certainly acts like a completely different person.

My New Granny is a heartwarming and important story about a grandparent who is suffering from dementia and how a grandchild can learn to accept this change in personality in a loved one. With an estimated 5.4 million people affected by Alzheimer’s in the United States, this is an essential resource for many children who may have a grandparent suffering from this disease. Elisabeth Steinkellner’s text captures the thought process of children while Michael Roher’s simple yet evocative illustrations paint a realistic picture of how to cope with dementia in a family.

Review:

"Roher's illustrations soften the difficult moments of Steinkellner's story, first published in Austria, in which a beloved grandmother goes from cooking 'exotic dishes' and criticizing her granddaughter's expressive hairdos to needing constant supervision as a dementia patient in her daughter's home. Though Roher limits himself to a sepia palette, he imagines a complex life for the family, drawing spaces full of keepsakes and clutter. Fini takes Granny's strange new behaviors in stride, remaining unruffled when she falls asleep under the table ('We agreed that we would all help out,' reproaches Fini's mother when Fini protests that she had only briefly left Granny alone). And Fini stays patient when Granny can no longer feed herself ('the spoon doesn't want to go into her mouth') or has to have her hair combed ('That can be my job,' she says). Fini has some realistic moments of frustration, too — dementia is hard even for adults to cope with. The portrait of Granny and her loving household serves as a memorial to all such grandparents and their families. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A touching picture book for kids about understanding and accepting a grandparent with Alzheimer’s.

Synopsis:

Finis granny has changed. Before, she would comment on Finis strange hair styles, help her feed the ducks in the park, had traveled all over the world, and was an amazing cook. Now, Finis granny admires wacky hairdos, eats the bread crumbs meant for the ducks in the park, and does not travel or cook anymore. Eventually, Granny has to come live with Fini and her family because she needs to be watched, almost like a little child. She needs help dressing and washing, falls asleep underneath the kitchen table, and has a woman named Agatha that comes to care for her, like a babysitter. Fini is unsure of what to think of this “new” granny—she looks the same but she certainly acts like a completely different person.

My New Granny is a heartwarming and important story about a grandparent who is suffering from dementia and how a grandchild can learn to accept this change in personality in a loved one. With an estimated 5.4 million people affected by Alzheimers in the United States, this is an essential resource for many children who may have a grandparent suffering from this disease. Elisabeth Steinkellners text captures the thought process of children while Michael Rohers simple yet evocative illustrations paint a realistic picture of how to cope with dementia in a family.

About the Author

Elisabeth Steinkellner was born in 1981 and grew up in southern Lower Austria. For a long time she wanted nothing more than to be a circus performer. When she was twelve, however, she changed her mind and decided she wanted to become a writer, a marine biologist, or a window decorator. After graduating from high school she trained as a social worker and now writes children's books.Michael Roher was born in 1980 in Lower Austria, and spent his childhood and youth in Krems. After high school and community service, he moved to Vienna, where he trained as a social worker. His love of the circus led him to do circus play and educational work with children and adolescents. Since he can remember, though, drawing has been one of his favorite pastimes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781620872239
Author:
Steinkellner, Elisabeth
Publisher:
Sky Pony Press
Author:
Roher, Michael
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8.75 in

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Grandparents
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Miscellaneous Issues
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Roher's illustrations soften the difficult moments of Steinkellner's story, first published in Austria, in which a beloved grandmother goes from cooking 'exotic dishes' and criticizing her granddaughter's expressive hairdos to needing constant supervision as a dementia patient in her daughter's home. Though Roher limits himself to a sepia palette, he imagines a complex life for the family, drawing spaces full of keepsakes and clutter. Fini takes Granny's strange new behaviors in stride, remaining unruffled when she falls asleep under the table ('We agreed that we would all help out,' reproaches Fini's mother when Fini protests that she had only briefly left Granny alone). And Fini stays patient when Granny can no longer feed herself ('the spoon doesn't want to go into her mouth') or has to have her hair combed ('That can be my job,' she says). Fini has some realistic moments of frustration, too — dementia is hard even for adults to cope with. The portrait of Granny and her loving household serves as a memorial to all such grandparents and their families. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , A touching picture book for kids about understanding and accepting a grandparent with Alzheimer’s.
"Synopsis" by ,
Finis granny has changed. Before, she would comment on Finis strange hair styles, help her feed the ducks in the park, had traveled all over the world, and was an amazing cook. Now, Finis granny admires wacky hairdos, eats the bread crumbs meant for the ducks in the park, and does not travel or cook anymore. Eventually, Granny has to come live with Fini and her family because she needs to be watched, almost like a little child. She needs help dressing and washing, falls asleep underneath the kitchen table, and has a woman named Agatha that comes to care for her, like a babysitter. Fini is unsure of what to think of this “new” granny—she looks the same but she certainly acts like a completely different person.

My New Granny is a heartwarming and important story about a grandparent who is suffering from dementia and how a grandchild can learn to accept this change in personality in a loved one. With an estimated 5.4 million people affected by Alzheimers in the United States, this is an essential resource for many children who may have a grandparent suffering from this disease. Elisabeth Steinkellners text captures the thought process of children while Michael Rohers simple yet evocative illustrations paint a realistic picture of how to cope with dementia in a family.

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