Forget Me Not (Hardcover)
Schwartz & Wade Books, 9780449815434, 40pp.
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Young readers are given an emotionally powerful yet accessible introduction to what it is like having a close family member with Alzheimer's disease in this deeply resonant story about the relationship between a girl and her grandmother. Grandma's whole family is concerned as they start to notice that she is becoming more and more forgetful. After they find her wandering the neighborhood, they need to make an important decision on her behalf--that the time has come for her to move out of her house and into an assisted living community where she can have the best care possible.
About the Author
Nancy Van Laan is the author of such beloved picture books as Rainbow Crow, Little Baby Bobby, and the Parents' Choice Award winner Possum Come a-Knockin', among others. She lives in the mountains of New York. Stephanie Graegin is the illustrator of Water in the Park by Emily Jenkins, called "a wonderfully fresh look at a timeless topic" by Booklist in a starred review; Happy Birthday, Bunny! by Liz Garton Scanlon; and Don't Feed the Boy by Irene Latham. Stephanie lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at graegin.com.