Grandpa Doesn't Know Me Anymore


Children - Concept
34 Pages
Reviewed on 09/27/2013
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Author Biography

Terri Kelley, M.Ed, is the author of the series of Writing Is a Process books, many other children’s picture books, as well as of the chapter book series, Gingerly. Her passion for writing and reading began when she was a very young girl. She was raised in Copperas Cove, Texas where she grew up in the country with horses and lots of freedom to explore her environment. It was an idyllic childhood that allowed her to use her imagination daily.

Terri is the mother of three. Terri raised her kids in Granbury, TX and Tomball, TX. Both of these communities offered excellent schools and a country atmosphere that Terri enjoys. Terri still has ties to both towns as well as treasured friends in both places.

As an adult, Terri has held a couple of different careers. After twenty successful years in business-to-business sales, Terri decided to change careers and teach. Her first teaching job was with Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, TX. After a few years there, she became a teacher, a reading specialist, and a gifted and talented specialist in Tomball, TX. It was while she taught that she became aware of the kinds of books children enjoyed reading. She also noticed areas in need of good children’s books. You will find many of her books respond to these needs.

Terri is very happily married to her best friend, Michael. Together, they live in Oakridge, OR with their black Labrador, Oliver. Terri and Michael enjoy traveling together, fishing, going to the movies

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Grandpa Doesn't Know Me Anymore by Terri Kelley is a beautiful and heart rending story about a young boy who realizes that his grandfather's feelings for him are not the same anymore. The boy tries to connect with his grandfather and he is unable to do so. But he decides to love his grandfather, no matter what.

The story is beautiful and the author has managed to successfully speak about Alzheimer's which affects many families. I liked the way the author describes the disease, thereby enabling the child to understand the concept. The bonding between a grandchild and a grandfather is expressed so beautifully that it actually makes you cry. The illustrations are bright, large, and very expressive. They give life to the characters in the story and to the story itself.

The theme of the book is educational and it makes the child aware of illnesses that can happen. It is a kind of exposure to a child and the author has done it in a subtle manner. I would recommend all school libraries to have a copy of this book so that it can be read out to children during their story-telling hour, opening their eyes to a different world. Grandpa Doesn't Know Me Anymore is a must-read for all children. This book also speaks about the importance of relationships, love, and devotion between adults and children.