Grandma

by Janet Halfmann (Author),
Michele Coxon (Illustrations)
5 stars

Publisher: A little girl is happy to go on a walk with Grandma, but Grandma is a such a slowpoke! She stops to point out, listen or observe the different creatures they meet, sharing her knowledge with the child. At the river, it is the little girl who spots a little muskrat Grandma didn’t see.
Grandma Is a Slowpoke is a simple story that delivers a powerful and joyous message to young readers (and adults). Let us pause, stop and be present with the creatures around us, because there is no hurry. Janet Halfmann’s loving attention to animals and nature brings the delightful nature story to young children. Michele Coxon’s beautiful fine color brush brings life to the creatures on each page, and makes the animals so endearing.
My Review: Being a grandma, I loved this story and look forward to sharing it over and over with my grandchildren. This story is told from the point of view of a young girl. She is looking forward to going on a walk with Grandma, but she is such a slowpoke, she stops all the time. On the way grandma points out lots of things in nature that she wants to share with her granddaugher. They see birds, squirrels, ducks, geese and they even stop to watch ants carry a big seed. When they get to the pond, the little girl sees something that grandma missed, now she becomes the slowpoke and wants to stay and watch.

This story carries a powerful message, the importance of slowing down in our fast, fast, rush, rush world and enjoy things around us. It is also a gentle reminder of what spending time with grandmothers might offer. It is important to spend time with older relatives, they have so much to teach and share with us. This book will become a family favourite.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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