“Finding Granny”, one of EK Books’ series of picture books, deals with the re-discovery of a grandparent who’s suffered a stroke, and has the person the child knew “locked in their own brain”.
Meeting a grandparent soon after the stroke can be scary for the child who has been close, and now sees their grandparent changed.
Within this wonderfully illustrated and written picture book, the authors show the reader Edie and her Granny enjoying each other’s company before the stroke. Then, to Edie, Granny doesn’t look like Granny anymore. The doctor shows Edie and her Mum what has happened to Granny, and Edie joins Granny during art therapy. Gradually Edie realises her granny is still there. Life will be different, but just as good.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kate Simpson always thought writing was something ‘other’ people did, until she gave it a try! She got her break in publishing when she won the Pitch Your Manuscript competition run by the NSW Writer’s Centre at their Kids and YA Festival in 2016. Kate also publishes a Kid’s Lit PODcast called One More Page – more info at Kate’s FaceBook Page . This is her first picture book.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Gwynneth Jones drew all through her maths book at school, so left to study art. Since then, Gwynneth has been imagining and drawing madly, exhibiting, and creating picture books, among them the highly acclaimed Don’t Think About Purple Elephants (also by EK Books).
Published July 2918 by EK Books,
an Imprint of Exisle Publishing, Auckland, NZ,
Finding Granny is one of a series of ‘Books with Heart on Issues That Matter’.
Teacher notes are available. Recommended Age Group 4-8 years.
Finding Granny is available from wherever great books are sold…
www.EKBooks.org and Amazon.com