OUR GRANNY by Margaret Wild


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Age Range: 4 - 7
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 Another treasure from Wild/Vivas (The Very Best of Friends, etc.) ``Some grannies live in apartments...farmhouses...nursing homes or nowhere at all. Our granny lives with us,'' begins a cheerily irreverent comparison of a plump, affectionate, thoroughly individual family fixture with a plenitude of contrasting grannies (``Some grannies have thin legs...bristly chins...Our granny has a wobbly bottom''). Clothing; vocations and avocations; pets, friends, husbands; kissing techniques--the several creatively varied samples offer just the idiosyncracies that intrigue small children; but our granny, who ``wears a funny bathing suit,'' ``marches in demonstrations,'' ``does special exercises to make her bottom smaller,'' and ``always kisses us good night'' is clearly the best. And, slim or overflowing, Vivas's grannies are all delectably comical and rendered with a keen eye, a matchless sense of design, and a generous affection for all humanity. Sure to enliven a primary unit on families, or to launch a cozy bedtime chat. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-395-67023-3
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1994


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