Talked About in Forgetful Elephant visit to
When Irene came to my P2 class to share her cleverly written book, my children were very excited at the prospect of a visiting author. Little did they realise that Irene would come fully prepared with fantastic puppets, just like the characters in her story!
After listening to Irene read her story, the children drew their own pictures of Ellie and the other characters in the story to share with everyone. The detail in their artwork demonstrated how well they had related to Irene’s story and how easily they had understood the concepts Irene was trying to convey.
I would fully recommend inviting Irene into your classroom to read her story about Ellie and her Grandpa. Her session was engaging, entertaining and very touching. As Irene has highlighted, it is important to expose children to the truth of the matter and gently encourage them to understand those affected by memory loss.
Karen Bennett-Palmer, Teacher, Uphall Primary School
Illustrations by members of P2 class