One photo by Ross Watkins and illustrated by Liz Anelli
Dad came home one day with one of those old cameras, the kind that use film.
But Dad didn't take photos of the regular things people photograph ...
The father in this story has an illness that makes him forget all the things that he knows and loves. When he picks up an old camera he begins to take pictures of every day things so that his family will remember him. He leaves them a legacy of photos, memories and love.
At the end of the book there was one photo that was very special to the boy and his mother as it held very special memories of a loved one for them.
If you have a special photo of your family or a friend or pet, one way to display it is to make a special frame for it. Here is an idea for making a special frame at home. Ask mum or dad if there is a spare photo frame at home you could have or use your pocket money to buy one at the discount shop. You will also need some drinking straws. You can use stripey ones similar to the one in the picture on the left or look in the party section of the discount shop to see if there are other colours you might like to use. You will also need craft glue and scissors. Ask mum or dad to help you take out the cardboard insert of the photo frame. Cut the straws to the same length as this frame - longer ones at the top and bottom and smaller ones for the sides. Now glue them on. Finally place the picture on the frame and stick the back on.