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Travels with My Granny

Otter-Barry. Mar. 2019. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781910959343.
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PreS-Gr 1–This story is told from the perspective of a child whose grandmother has dementia. Her grandmother used to travel the world, but these days she hardly ever leaves her chair. The child adores her grandmother’s stories, shared facts, and imagined and remembered travels. Granny and her grandchild enjoy imagining the wonders of the world, from Paris and New York to Delhi and Jerusalem. The endnote includes information on dementia and how many people it affects in the UK on average. The painted illustrations are bold, beautifully depicting the vibrant environments described in Granny’s travels.
VERDICT A child-friendly introduction to dementia

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