Smarties for Grandad Ed
Original title: Lentilka pro dědu Edu
Publisher: Albatros, Prague, 2006
Illustrations: Eva Mastníková
Age: 6+, Children's Literature
- Librarians' Prize
Rights sold:Slovak, Polish, Slovenian
A story about Alzheimer’s disease. The author approaches this challenging topic sensitively and humorously in a way that children will easily understand.
The beloved great-grandfather has started forgetting more and more, and he is doing some funny things. But what five-year-old Honzík considers funny are actually very real signs of an illness. Alzheimer’s, the disease the whole family learns to live with, somewhat paradoxically brings Honzík and his great-grandfather closer together, since in a certain way they are in similar positions. The little boy becomes a great source of support in the everyday situations which are becoming much more difficult for his great-grandfather.