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My Grammy Shakes. Does Yours?
by Suzanne Masso

Overview


A children's book written from a child's perspective. It deals with the child's discovery and realization that her grammy is different in some ways because she has a disease called Parkinson's.
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Description


A book designed for children ages 3 thru 8. The story chronicles two young children as they observe their grandma's interactions with them and they realize she is different from other grandmas they know. Their grandma has some physical difficulties which include her arm and hand shaking. The children come to the understanding and realization that "Grammy" suffers from Parkinson's Disease. They see what she is doing to "fight" the disease. They find ways to help her and in the end know that the love they share is all that really matters.

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About the author


Suzanne Masso is a retired teacher with over 30 years experience in early childhood education. She is married for over 45 years to a great guy. She is the mother of 2  terrific sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law and 2 awesome grandchildren. Suzanne was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2017.

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Book details

Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Subgenre:Emotions

Language:English

Pages:30

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781098345013


Overview


A children's book written from a child's perspective. It deals with the child's discovery and realization that her grammy is different in some ways because she has a disease called Parkinson's.

Read more

Description


A book designed for children ages 3 thru 8. The story chronicles two young children as they observe their grandma's interactions with them and they realize she is different from other grandmas they know. Their grandma has some physical difficulties which include her arm and hand shaking. The children come to the understanding and realization that "Grammy" suffers from Parkinson's Disease. They see what she is doing to "fight" the disease. They find ways to help her and in the end know that the love they share is all that really matters.

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About the author


Suzanne Masso is a retired teacher with over 30 years experience in early childhood education. She is married for over 45 years to a great guy. She is the mother of 2  terrific sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law and 2 awesome grandchildren. Suzanne was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2017.

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Ann
Excellent Book! ."My Grand mom shakes was an excellent book! It explains Parkinson’s disease, and how it can effect someone. It shows that everyone is different, but that we are all people. The book was thoughtful, and very interesting. Their book helps kids understand that there are some people who have an illness, and it explained it so kids can understand." Read more
LINDA
My Grammy Shakes. Does Yours? An important, well-crafted, charming story — upbeat and hopeful! And the illustrations are delightful! I love it! Read more
Ellen
My Grammy Shakes. Does Yours? A little girl makes an observation and asks an innocent question, "Does your Grammy shake too?" Granddaughter, Claire, sees the glass more than half full in her life with Grammy who has Parkinson's Disease, and she shares strategies she, along with her brother, use when Grammy needs help. The reader hears Claire's voice throughout the story. How wise because children listen especially well when their peers speak. The soft, creative illustrations compliment the text. Just enough information is provided about PD for the young reader, and even adults may be surprised to learn that boxing is one way Grammy and others fight Parkinson's. The story's quiet message is resilience. Read more
Denise
My Grammy Shakes, does yours? What a wonderful story to share with kids. It reinforces that what children observe is very real....but it doesn't translate into something to be frightened about. Grammy may shake, but it doesn't stop her from being the fun and loving grammy all grandkids love to be with. PD is a very real condition affecting so many family members. This book acknowledges some of the things grammy can't do and then sends a very positive message on all the positive things grammy can do. Grammy's shaking hasn't stopped her from being the greatest fun grammy to spend time with. I loved it! Read more
Pat
My Grammy Shakes, Does Yours? What a wonderful book ! The author teaches us about PD and that it doesn’t make you different. Her love for her grandchildren fills the book from beginning to end! My grandchildren loved this book! A must read! Read more
Jeanne
My Grammy Shakes. Does Yours? This book is a great way to introduce children to PD. It is both entertaining and informative with cute pictures that accompany the age appropriate text. My grandkids enjoyed it! Read more
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