Remind Me

Holiday House/Neal Porter. Jul. 2023. 32p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780823450480.
K-Gr 4–A sweet, moving tale of memory loss, family, and lasting love, Remind Me follows a young elephant named Eldon, who loves when his Big Ella reminds him of things—how cute he was as a baby and what cake she made for his birthday. But as Big Ella gets older, she needs Eldon’s help remembering things more and more. A tale of Alzheimer’s couched in the oeuvre of elephants, known for their memory, this will resonate with readers who have a beloved figure in their life who doesn’t remember like they used to, and also serves as a sweet reminder of the ways we can hold onto those memories together. The illustration style is subdued and full of yearning, reminiscent of Philip C. Stead’s art and Shute’s other work. This makes this title ideal for slightly older readers while the prose and animal characters help it stay rooted and real for younger readers.
VERDICT Add to libraries, and pair with books with human grandparents for best success.

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