"Really and Truly is one of those books that parents hope they will never need, but it's a must-have for any family dealing with a loved one suffering from dementia...will leave adult readers teary, but will be especially poignant, relevant, and helpful for parents struggling to put dementia into terms that younger children can understand." - Blake Eligh, Quill & Quire
"Beautiful, expressive cartoonish illustrations extend the text and capture the past, the present, and the imagination with warmth and humor. A valuable addition to library collections, hospitals, and assisted-living facilities." - Laura Scott, School Library Journal
"... a meaningful book for very young children…a testament to the power of stories, love and the bond between child and grandparent."
- Lisa Dalrymple, Canadian Children's Book News
"This book is sad, yet uplifting; it is realistic and hopeful; it is like real life. This will be a useful addition to school and public libraries or family libraries where they may be experiencing these situations." - Resource Links
"Heart-warming, heart-breaking and so, so relevant to children who are dealing with the difficulty of losing a beloved relative to this terrible disease." - YA & Kids Books Central
"...a timely, touching and oh-so-necessary book about the signs, symptoms and emotional effects of Alzheimer’s disease." - Picture Book Depot
"Rivard's straightforward text and artist Anne-Claire Delisle's sensitive illustrations make this picture book a good way to begin the difficult conversation with a child about this difficult subject." - Books for Kids Blog
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