Adele Pfrimmer Hensley dishes out another delicious kids book about a young man whose mom undergoes brain implant surgery to combat the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease. Adele should know about this subject: she’s had the surgeries herself with the support of her husband and son.
We invite you to enjoy this delightful book with your kids, not just for the educational value, but also for the stimulating visuals provided by Brent Messmer, artist for the interior and cover. Adele and Brent’s combined efforts make this book a reading treasure and a work of art. See more on Adele and Brent below.
FROM THE BACK COVER: Marty’s mom has Parkinson’s; sometimes it makes her feel like she is wearing a mask. Sometimes it makes her feel like a wooden puppet. Sometimes it even makes her feel like a zombie. The only thing that can make her feel normal is an operation to implant two electrical stimulators deep in her brain. Marty is a fan of science-fiction movies and television. He and his mother both wonder what she’ll be like with the new implants. What will it mean to be a real cyborg? Through their gentle presence and kind humor, Marty and his dad help his mom through the decision and the subsequent surgeries. This book is for families making similar life-changing decisions and living through the consequences together.