GRANDMA by Alison Dexter


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Age Range: 3 - 7
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 From a new British illustrator, a cheery intergenerational good time. When the narrator's parents leave her at Grandma's place near the ocean, ``Mom and Dad give her strict instructions to `WEAR ME OUT!''' No problem--Grandma's energy is as boundless as any child's: she puts in a day's worth of baking and cleaning by eight a.m., in time for an active day at the beach, romping like a kid and hanging on to enough residual oomph to cajole her granddaughter back up the hill (``'s easier if you go sideways, like crabs'') and into a bath. Dexter's sunny illustrations, simply outlined in bold black and filled in with bright watercolor in solid areas with just a suggestion of texture, make a fine complement. A fresh look at a perennial theme. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Feb. 28th, 1993
ISBN: 0-06-021143-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1993


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