Emma Rose Sparrow saw a need for books designed for people with cognitive problems when both of her parents were diagnosed with dementia. She believed these books should be formatted for easy reading, depending on the reader’s abilities. And they should look like regular books the reader would be proud to own. She has written and self-published 20 books for people with dementia. You’ll find them all on Emma’s Amazon page.
Emma defined three levels for her books. The Sandy Shoreline is an example of Level 3. It’s a 7 chapter story in just 44 pages. It features large print, extra space between sentences, and color photos throughout. Other titles in the Level 3 series are What the Wind Showed to Me, A Dusting of Snow, Three Things, Autumn’s Display, and Down by the Meadow.
Books in Level 2 place more emphasis on photos and less on words. The books in this series focus on colors. In A Year’s Worth of Yellow each page is independent of the others and includes a color picture with 1 or 2 short sentences to describe it. Other books in the Level 2 series are A Potpourri of Pink, A Parcel of Purple, An Ocean of Orange, A Gathering of Green, A Reservoir of Red, A World of White, and A Bevy of Blue.
Level 1 books are for readers who can no longer read words, but enjoy holding and paging through books. They’re picture books for adults. The titles in this series are The Splendor of Footbridges, The Splendor of Birds, The Splendor of Mother & Child Animals, The Splendor of Window Boxes, The Splendor of Babies, and The Splendor of Forests.