A touching, beautifully illustrated book can be found in Get Well Soon, Grandpa! by An Swerts.
Faye is devastated when Grandpa Bert has a stroke. After many months in the hospital, he comes home to stay with Faye and her mother. Though Grandpa Bert is a bit slower at doing things, Faye soon discovers he loves her just the same.
The gentle words of An Swerts’ touching story and the lovely artwork of Jenny Bakker come together to tell the emotional story of a young girl distraught over her grandfather’s sudden impairment from a stroke. Teaching children how to cope with the health issues that plague their loved ones can be difficult to do. Here, Swerts and Bakker offer a charming story with pictures that will make your heart squeeze. Not only does Faye visit Grandpa Bert in the hospital, but she helps him with his speech and physical therapy by performing exercises right along with him. And most important, this story shows that while physical abilities can change, love doesn’t.
I was a bit hesitant about this book at first because it tackles such a tough topic. I’m glad I stuck with it because it’s a lovely story that could help many kids in the same situation.
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Age Range: 5 – 7 years
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Clavis Publishing; Reprint edition (July 1, 2013)
I received a copy of this book from the author’s publicist. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.