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Grandma’s Purse – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Grandma’s Purse Author & Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton  Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: grandparents, purses, inter-generational relationships Opening: Today my grandma Mimi is coming to visit. When Mimi comes over, she always has a new treasure to share. Synopsis: When … Continue reading

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Vanessa Brantley-Newton – Illustrator Interview

I have been drooling over Vanessa’s artwork for years, and I will be reviewing her recently published picture book as author/illustrator, Grandma’s Purse, this Friday for Perfect Picture Book Friday.         [JM] Illustrator or author/illustrator?  If the latter, do … Continue reading

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We Shall Overcome – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: We Shall Overcome Author: Debbie Levy Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton Publisher: Jump at The Sun Books, 2013 Ages: 4-8 Themes: song, equality, African Americans, slavery, freedom   Opening: I’ll be all right, I’ll be all right, I’ll be all right some day. … Continue reading

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