Remembering for Grandma: Mile-High Apple Pie

Wednesday, April 29, 2009.

Mile-High Apple PieAuthor: Laura Langston (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Lindsey Gardiner (on JOMB)
Published: 2004 Random House (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0099443880

Happily sloppy artwork and perfectly picked words and pace present the first-person ponderings of a young girl as her once spunky grandmother slips into forgetfulness in this sweet, sad tale of coping and compassion.

Update: Mark mentions the documentary film and supporting website, Forgetful not Forgotten.

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Comment by David Wilson

April 29, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

Thank you for sharing this book. I will be visiting my grandfather in Ontario this summer who is quickly slipping into faded memories. I’ve had a hard time dealing with his forgetting and don’t know how my three kids will react.

I’ll definitely pick-up this book, and some tissues, to help our family prepare to see Grandpa. I hope we will be able to see him clearly, regardless of his Alzheimers which keeps him from seeing the world with clarity.

Comment by Mark

April 29, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

You’re welcome, David. I realize that we mentioned the documentary Forgetful Not Forgotten and didn’t put a reference to it in the post, so I’ve done a quick update to remedy that.

Best wishes to you and your family!


Comment by Mark

April 29, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

By the way, the US version of the book is apparently called Remember, Grandma?

Comment by christine tripp

May 2, 2009 @ 11:37 pm

David’s comment above cements my feeling that books such as this, aimed at very young children, should be about great grandparents, not grandparents.
I’m having a problem lately with books about grandparents (of 5 year olds, more or less) showing them a feable and elderly, with white hair and in rockers)
If a person where to have their child at, say, 30, and their child had children at the same age, a 5 year old would have a grandparent that was 65 years of age. Older yes, but usually still working at their job and functioning as well as most:)

Comment by gina b

December 15, 2011 @ 4:55 am

Seriously…do kids walk around saying “Hi great grandma!” Or “great grandma, I miss you!” NO! Once someone becomes “grandma” that’s what they are called.

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