WHO IS PEE DEE?

EXPLAINING PARKINSON'S DISEASE TO A CHILD

Colt wanted to know who  Pee Dee was and what he had done to Mommy.

Pee Dee could not be a very nice person--all the grown-ups were upset.

Colt played quietly in his room while they talked and talked in the kitchen.

He heard them talking to Pee Dee, and he tip-toed down the hall to see who Pee Dee was.

OH NO!!!!!!!

Kay Jenkins has created a wonderful vehicle to introduce young boys and girls to the effects that Parkinson’s disease can have on their parents or grandparents, changes that can be disturbing and even frightening to young children, if misunderstood. In a gentle, yet informative narrative, she not only illustrates for children how Parkinson’s disease can affect their loved ones, but also provides them ideas that children can employ in order to give them a sense of being a helper. This book is a perfect gift for parents with young-onset Parkinson’s disease to give to - and read with - their children. It is equally perfect for older persons with Parkinson’s disease, whose grandchildren might be even more prone to misunderstand the changes that are taking place in their beloved grandmother or grandfather, to give to their grandchildren.

Ronald Pfeiffer, MD, professor & vice-chair of neurology University of Tennessee Health Science Center
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