Flowers For Grandpa Dan; A Gentle Story To Help Children Understand Alzheimer's Disease

Summary:

This picture book is designed to help a child through the loss of a loved one and the grieving process. It is a first-person story, told from a child's perspective.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is a valuable book for children trying to understand the loss of someone they love. It is a heartwarming book.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Young Reader Reaction

Some kids liked this, some didn't. Students who had lost a loved one could relate and were interested. Students who had not suffered a loss, were not interested in reading it.

Parent Reaction

For any child who has lost a loved one this is an excellent form of bibliotherapy that helps with the grieving process. What an excellent way to take this one step further in the classroom or in individual therapy ~ go and plant flowers.

Type of Book:
This is a personal story of reflection and understanding.
Educational Themes:

This is a book to help children understand loss and grief. There are a number of ways to use this book to start or continue discussions with kids.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a group of children ages 3 to 9. Students at W.M. Anderson Primary School, Kingstree, SC participated in this book review as part of our Use Your ABCs program.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a very helpful book, but not one that you'd read once you had moved to a healing place.

Title Flowers for Grandpa Dan: A Gentle Story to Help Children Understand Alzheimer's Disease
Author Connie McIntyre
Publisher Cache River Press © 2005
Illustrators Louise McIntyre
ISBN 0967768551
Material Hard Cover
Genres Family, Death and Loss
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