My Nana and Meby Irene SmallsCathy Ann Johnson (Illustrations)

Hardcover, 24 pages
First Published October 5th 2005
Re-released August 1, 2017 by Xist Publishing
5 Stars

Synopsis: A young girl and her grandmother enjoy a day filled with tea parties, hide-and-seek, stories, and plenty of love.

My Review: This delightful story follows a little girl and her grandmother through a day filled with tea parties, dancing, hide-and-seek, pat-a-cake, bathtime, storytime, and bedtime. Depending on who the reader or listener is, they will take various things from this story; The love between grandparents and their grandchildren, being raised by grandparents being a normal situation, a sleepover with grandma, how wonderful it is to spend time with your grandparents etc.

The story is told in simple language for young children to understand. My only complaint as a teacher is “Nana and Me” on the first page when gramatically it should be “Nana and I”. The watercolour illustrations add warmth to the story. The expressions on the faces of both the grandmother and granddaughter are priceless, they are so real. The emotions expressed are easy to see and relate to. What a wonderful story to use as a bedtime story, for grandma and grandchild to share and talk about or to use as a reminder to spend time with your grandparents whenever you can. A great addition to a home, classroom or school library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

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