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Grandma

Grandma

Shepherd, Jessica, author, artist

More and more children are encountering dementia and its effects on their families. This touching story, told in Oscar's own words, is a positive and practical tale about the experience. The factual page about dementia helps children talk about their feelings and find new ways to enjoy the changing relationship

Book. English. Early Years. Picture Books. Children's stories.
Published Swindon: Child's Play, 2014
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Available at several branches, see below.

  • (CFU) Fulwood – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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    30118129847533 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Available
  • (CLN) Longton – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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    30118128742677 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Available
  • (CLO) Longridge – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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    30118128742735 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Available
  • (CSH) Sharoe Green – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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    30118128742693 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Available Shelved with parents collection
  • (ECL) Clitheroe – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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    30118130156973 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Available
    30118129825836 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Due back 26th January
  • (HHA) Haslingden – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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    30118129822254 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Available
  • (ML6) Ormskirk Mobile – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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    30118128742750 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Available
  • (NCA) Carnforth – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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  • (NLA) Lancaster – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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  • (NPO) Poulton – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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    30118129840876 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Available
  • (NST) St Annes – Two available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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    30118128742727 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Available
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  • (SEC) Eccleston – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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    30118130152808 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Available
    30118129836643 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Due back 24th January
  • (SKE) Skelmersdale – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription)

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    30118128742743 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Available
  • (CPP) Preston (Harris) – Earliest copy due back 2nd September 2017

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    30118129818344 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Overdue (was due back 2nd September 2017)
  • (ECO) Colne – Earliest copy due back 29th January

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    30118129824037 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Due back 29th January
  • (HAC) Accrington – Earliest copy due back 28th December 2017

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    30118128742719 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Overdue (was due back 28th December 2017)
  • (HGR) Great Harwood – Earliest copy due back 14th February

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    30118129830224 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Due back 14th February
  • (HRA) Rawtenstall – Earliest copy due back 23rd December 2017

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    30118129840116 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Overdue (was due back 23rd December 2017)
    30118129822247 JF Younger Readers Picture Book Book Prescription Scheme JF/Dementia (Books on Prescription) Junior Fiction Due back 30th January

Details

Statement of responsibility: Jessica Shepherd
ISBN: 1846435978, 9781846435973
Intended audience: Carries 'CE' logo. Preschool.
Note: Book Prescription Scheme: Dementia.
Note: Books on Prescription: Dementia.
Physical Description: 29 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm
Subject: Older people Institutional care Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.; Grandparent and child Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.
Added Entry: Book Prescription Scheme : Dementia.; Books on Prescription : Dementia.

Author note

"Shortly after meeting Child's Play I began visiting an inspiring lady - Meg, who was living with dementia. She and her lovely family were instrumental in the production of the book as they compassionately shared their own personal struggles, from the point of view of child, parent and grandparent as they navigate their way together on their "dementia journey". It has become very apparent to me that, while every journey is unique, there are a great deal of mutual struggles faced.

When I started writing Grandma the first thing that felt clear to me was the tone the book should take. It was important to me that it was a simple, real, honest and hopeful representation of the way a relationship can change when someone close to us is living with dementia. This meant, of course, addressing the emotional, and scary aspects of the changing relationship/environment, whilst hopefully providing that important support and encouragement along the way. Ultimately, the aim was to help people feel less alone on a difficult journey that, without communication and sharing, can feel very isolating. It was, therefore, very important that people could directly relate to the characters in the book - as though a friend was telling the story of their dementia journey."

Jessica Shepherd, in a blog post for Booktrust. Source: http://www.bookstart.org.uk/news/blog/228

Description

Oscar loves Grandma, and their time together is always lots of fun. As she becomes less able to look after herself, she has to go into a care home.

More and more children are encountering dementia and its effects on their families. This touching story, told in Oscar's own words, is a positive and practical tale about the experience. The factual page about dementia helps children talk about their feelings and find new ways to enjoy the changing relationship.

Jessica Shepherd's sensitive first picture book has grown out of her experiences in a variety of caring roles.