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Blimmin Koro

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  • Charming story for primary aged children in English and te Reo
     Tells how children can adapt to dementia in their elders
     Esteemed educationalist writes from her life experience

Kotuku notices her grandfather is becoming forgetful.

He hides things around the house and has trouble talking.
Is Koro sick?
Step by step, Kotuku and her whanau learn about dementia and help Koro to adjust to the changes in his life.

This bilingual story tells the story Koro's changes and how his family adapt to look after him.

What doesn't change is their unwavering love for their grandad. Trish Bowles' watercolour illustrations sensitively trace the family's journey and help show dementia doesn't mean the end of life.


'This is a well-told story of a koro who is sadly declining in health. He's forgetting things, hiding things, and his grandkids are starting to get a bit worried. Nana is the hero, helping the rangatahi to understand that koro is still there, he's just different, as his health declines. Gentle yet meaningful.' – Sarah Forster, The Sapling

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