Come and join me as I talk with author Judy Bruns for her new picture book Hattie and Her 43 Cats on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors @ 1pm EST.
Author: Judy Bruns; Illustrator: Mary Coons
Author and Ohio teacher Judy Bruns models for her students a love for the written word. Published in newspapers, magazines, and other media, she is now meeting with positive reviews in the world of children’s books. Hattie and Her 43 Cats, her most recent children’s story, addresses the onset of Alzheimer’s with the compassion and sensitivity fitting for a young audience. Her first book, Donnie, Lost in the Cornfield, follows an event in the life of a young, mentally handicapped boy.
In Hootin’ Holler County, Hattie’s house is in disrepair, and her rambunctious cats need tending to. It doesn’t help that her mind is failing her, besides. . . Bruns reminds us that we are never to forget the dignity of the human person, in spite of the disease.
Hattie and Her 43 Cats brings about a better understanding in the world of someone who is suffering from Alzheimers Disease. These people already feel disoriented and forgetful. Being forgotten by family members and friends is the one thing they don't need. They need family and friends the most to remind them of how much they are loved and cared for..and certainly not forgotten.
This story brings about Hattie's condition and shares some of her experiences and emotions. The ending of the story brings about compassion and understanding. Being a picture book, children of all ages will be able to better understand the affect this disease has on someone and how to best handle it. By always showing love and compassion, the person is never forgotten or feeling left out of a world they once belonged too.