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MY NANA AND ME by Irene Smalls

MY NANA AND ME

By Irene Smalls (Author) , Cathy Ann Johnson (Illustrator)

Age Range: 2 - 6

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-316-16821-1
Publisher: Little, Brown

A day of small adventures for a pre-school girl and her grandmother. Warm watercolor illustrations accompany the lean and straightforward narrative, in which the young African-American heroine describes a series of games and activities. As the day progresses, the background changes from gold and orange to green to a lavender sky dotted with stars. Similarly, a tea party gives way to dress-up and dancing, hair-braiding and a bath. Almost every page of the text has one line written in snaking cursive (“story after story after story”); it’s easy to imagine this as a call-and-response between reader and listener. The opening page features a spot for the young reader to affix a picture of herself and her Nana. A loving tribute with effective images and broad appeal. (Picture book. 2-6)