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GRAMMA'S WALK by Anna Grossnickle Hines

GRAMMA'S WALK

by Anna Grossnickle Hines & illustrated by Anna Grossnickle Hines

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-11480-6
Publisher: Greenwillow

 Gramma doesn't really walk now; she's in a wheelchair. But she and Donnie have a splendid game: he chooses where he'd like to explore--today, it's the seashore--and they talk about it together, in loving detail rendered in the full-bleed recto art. Text-pages vignettes show the pair at home, where Donnie sometimes shuts his eyes to imagine the feel of warm sand, the smell of the salty breeze, or the sound of the waves. They identify birds, build a sandcastle, and are lucky enough to see an otter before going home. It's a simple idea developed with special imagination and care--and the warmly affectionate illustrations of the pair bringing their shared experience to life are especially nice. (Picture book. 3-7)