picture books

Grandma Forgets

Grandma Forgets
Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston

Publisher EK Books


Grandma Forgets is the heart-warming story of a family bound by love as they cope with their grandma’s dementia. Over the years, the little girl has built up a treasure trove of memories of time spent with Grandma: sausages for Sunday lunch, driving in her sky-blue car to the beach, climbing her apple trees while she baked a delicious apple pie, and her comforting hugs during wild storms.
But now, Grandma can’t remember those memories. She makes up new rules for old games and often hides Dad’s keys. Sometimes Dad is sad because he has to hold onto the memories for both him and his mother now, but fortunately his daughter is only too happy to help him make new memories to share.

Kindergarten year 1 gave the book 4.5 stars


The kids enjoyed this heartwarming story, they thought the new games were fun, and all agreed time with grandparents is fun and special.

It’s a great idea to make new memories because it’s hard to remember all the old ones sometimes but that’s ok.


Jnr book worms book review

This was a beautiful book to share, it tackles a very tricky topic in a delicate loving way.

A couple of the children were in familiar situations, and thought it was wonderful that grandma may forget but will always know she is loved.

I thought the book gave a positive spin on what can be a hard topic to explain to little ones in a uplifting way.

With so many family’s affected this will help them come to terms with dementia.

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