Monday, 21 September 2015

Grandma - Jessica Shepherd

Grandma - Written and illustrated by Jessica Shepherd

A beautiful, moving book, with wonderful illustrations.

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.

Jessica has exhibited several pieces of her illustration from Grandma
at The Art of the Picture Book Illustration Exhibition
at The Crown Street Gallery in Darlington Library.
It runs until October 29th.

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