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I CALL MY GRANDMA NANA by Ashley  Wolff

I CALL MY GRANDMA NANA

By Ashley Wolff (Author) , Ashley Wolff (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: Aug. 11th, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-58246-251-6
Publisher: Tricycle

Miss May’s grandmother has come for a school visit, which leads to discussion of how all grandmas have stories—and different names, depending on their backgrounds. A short, cheerful rhyme for each grandmother introduces what she is called by her grandchild, along with a bit about what the two do together. Colorful gouache-and-collage pictures show the members of the multicultural class with grandmothers, honorary grandmothers and step-grandmothers of different ages, races and ethnicities participating in activities from baking and going to work to canoeing and gardening. Includes a list of names for grandmothers used in the book and throughout the world, and a place in the initial pages for the book’s readers to draw or paste a picture and fill in the blank with a grandmother’s name. I Call My Grandpa Papa (ISBN: 978-1-58246-252-3) follows the same format. A nice choice for school and home, these selections incorporate warmth, gentle humor, a variety of languages and a range of family groupings while they show some of the many things that grandparent and grandchildren can do together. (Picture book. 3-7)