Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Striped Shirts and Flowered Pants

Striped Shirts and Flowered Pants by Barbara Schnurbush

The book was created as a bookray by a bookrealyer whose sister wrote the book. It's a childrens story about Alzheimers Didease. Libby, the young girl in the book, has a grandmother with Alzheimer's disease and the book is how Libby notices the changes in her grandmother and how her parents discuss these changes with her.
My grandmother had Alzheimers so I can relate to Libby, even though (thankfully) I was much older when we found out she had it. I think the very most important line is the book is when Libby's nana tells Libby that no matter what, she will always love her. The illustrations in the book are sweet, and the story is touching. There's also a great section in the back for parents and how to tell their children about Alzheimers, as well as what reactions to expect. This is a great book for any child going through these circumstances.



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