Title: My Grandparents Love Me
Author: Claire Freedman
Illustrator: Judi Abbot
Publisher: Paula Wiseman Books (S & S), 2016
Themes: grandparents, concept picture book
Book received from Publisher in exchange for an unbiased review
I’m off to Gran and Grandpa’s with a big smile on my face
I always feel wrapped up in love when I stay at their place
This is a delightful slice of life picture book of a young zebra’s cherished times with her grandparents, told from a first person POV in rhyming couplets.
Why I like this book:
This is a fun-filled love-filled zebra romp about the affectionate moments and activities a little one shares with its grandparents.
The illustrations are bright and zany and will appeal to young readers. There are some lovely Mary Poppins moments like bottomless grandma handbags with everything you might need to entertain a littl’un, though I would have liked to see less stereotypical gender activities that the Grandma and Grandpa do with their grandchild.
A perfect feel-good family story time read and gift!
Have children paint a family picture with grandparents/older care givers but represented by the animal of their choice.
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