’This book is perfect for anyone of any age, sure to raise a smile and offer simple comfort and some time out to enjoy the pictures and thought-provoking text.’
Title: A Funny Old World
Edited by: Helen J Bate
Publisher: Pictures to Share Community Interest Company
Reviewer: Nicole South, senior lecturer, School of Nursing, Canterbury Christchurch University
What was it like?
This book is a collection of awe inspiring, photographic depictions of life and people, it demonstrates the simple beauty that words and art can bring in under fifty pages. Magnificent photos support a collection of funny, inspiring and just plain enjoyable quotes, words and rhymes to lighten the soul and bring a smile to your face. This book is perfect for all ages as it offers something for everyone.
What were the highlights?
The highlight of this book for me is that you can peruse a page at your leisure and dip into it when time allows.
Strengths & weaknesses:
The photography embraced within this book is a strength and offers powerful, visual enjoyment. The only weakness is that when I reached the end of the book I was disappointed that its heart-warming charm had come to an end.
Who should read it?
This book is perfect for anyone of any age, sure to raise a smile and offer simple comfort and some time out to enjoy the pictures and thought-provoking text.
funny old world cover
A note from the publisher:
“Pictures to Share books are a series of high quality, illustrated books with large clear pictures and a varied range of inspiring and interesting texts. These beautiful and unique books have been specially developed to share with people with dementia to provide an enjoyable way for family, friends and carers to maintain meaningful communication with them in the later stages of the illness.”