An Interview with Kathryn Harrison and Jaclyn Guenette Illustrator and Author of I Smile For Grandpa

I had an enjoyable chat with Jaclyn Guenette and Kathryn Harrison to discuss their recently released children’s book I Smile for Grandpa

I Smile for Grandpa is a beautifully illustrated and written children’s book that aims to help parents teach their kids about dementia disease.  Through captivating images of woodland creatures and the fun adventures of the characters of Grandpa and his Little Buddy children are offered a greater understanding of the disease.


Where to Purchase this Book?

This new book is currently available at,,, and It will soon be available at all major online booksellers and by order from your favorite local bookstore. Just ask for ISBN 9780994946768.

A portion of profits from this book will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The Alzheimer Society is Canada’s leading health charity for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Read more on this here. 

About the Authors/Illustrators

Canadian Writer, Jaclyn Guenette, is a mother of three young children. She is a Registered Social Worker and Designated Capacity Assessor. Jaclyn is dedicated to working with families living with dementia and creating awareness and understanding of the disease.

Canadian Artist, Kathryn Harrison, holds a BSc, an MBA, and a Fine Art Diploma. She brings together her science, business and art skills in every book she creates. Stirred by her experience with her mother’s dementia, Kathryn is committed to developing books to support families living with the disease.

You can check out my conversation with Kathryn and Jaclyn below or visit my  Youtube Channel!



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