Cummings, Phil Newspaper Hats Illustrated by Owen Swan PICTURE BOOK Charlesbridge, 2015. $16.95 Content: G.
Georgie goes to a retirement home with her father to visit her grandpa. Georgie keeps asking her grandpa if he remembers her and the grandpa answers with the memories he does have, none of them seem to be about Georgie. Georgie shows her grandpa a picture of them together when they are wearing newspaper hats. The grandpa remembers how to make newspaper hats and they bond over the hats.
This book made me cry because it is so tender. The pictures are simple and great and cute Georgie wants her grandpa to remember her but is happy that he remembers their hats. I think this is a good book to discuss dementia or Alzheimer’s with smaller children.
EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.