Nana Plays : A Children's Picture Book about Caregiving
Nana Plays is a picture book illustrated by original oil paintings. Simple words tell a powerful story about kindness and love. The illustrations are sweet and joyful, while also tender and sad. Watch Natalie paint the art used for Nana Plays by visiting the website address listed in this book. The story is based on Natalie's own experiences when she was her mother's caregiver and she brought her youngest child to see Nana. Nana Plays is a comforting book to read aloud to young children, but the story also gently encourages adults who are the caregiver for a parent, while also raising a young child. The positivity in this story implies that your child will be stronger through caregiving. The little girl in the book is brave and kind when her grandmother becomes seriously ill. Kindness and courage are positive character developments that all children can benefit from. The simple words and accompanying art also deliver a calming approach to accepting changes. But no matter how life changes, Nana's love remains the same.
- Paperback | 46 pages
- 215.9 x 215.9 x 2.79mm | 145.15g
- 20 Feb 2015
- United States
- colour illustrations
About Natalie Buske Thomas
Natalie loves all things Irish, oil painting, sugar cookies, the color red, pizza, live music, and singing. She is an author of books for all ages and enjoys people who are still capable of having an imagination, of having a sense of wonder, of feeling hopeful and full of energy, of feeling as if anything is possible, of feeling afraid of scary things and unafraid of the rest... of having courage, of being selfless, of being spontaneous, of recognizing humor, and of living life to the absolute fullest. Natalie was born in upstate New York, raised in Indiana, and then lived in Germany for three years. She currently resides near the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Minnesota). Natalie would one day like to time travel, but for now she writes about it.