Author(s): Ann Andrews
A warm and delightful picture book for the children and grandchildren of those with Parkinson’s, that shows how they can help and has useful information for everyone.
Grandma’s Brain can be read to children who have a parent or grandparent with Parkinson’s. She hopes kids enjoy the story and that it provides reassurance and a better understanding of the disease – or indeed any brain disorder.
Ann is indeed the Grandma in the book’s title, but the stars are her real-life grandchildren. Brothers Jack and Adam Andrews are both under the age of 10, and have only recently been old enough to really get to grips with the illness their grandmother has had their entire lives.
Can I catch it? Is it because you are old? Will it make you die? These are all questions gently answered in the book. Importantly, Grandma’s Brain also shows youngsters the simple things that they can do to help.