I’M GOING TO GRANDMA’S by Mary Ann Hoberman

I’M GOING TO GRANDMA’S

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Age Range: 3 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

The first time a granddaughter sleeps over, Grandma makes her a little more comfortable when she tells the story of her special quilt. Hoberman’s rhyming verses perfectly capture all the fun and excitement of Grandma’s house—jam cookies, Grandpa’s serenade on his musical saw, the new puppy, a closet full of dress-up clothes and helping to cook. All is fine until bedtime, when home suddenly seems far away. But then Grandma tells the tale of her Grandma, who had a beautiful dress when she was little. Finally, she outgrew it and her grandmother began a quilt from the fabric of the dress. Over the years, the quilt has grown and each square has its own story. Promising to tell her some of those stories the next time she spends the night, Grandma tucks in her granddaughter. Beeke’s watercolor-and-acrylic illustrations mesh wonderfully with the mood and tone of the text. While this has limited applicability, it may alleviate some anxiety or help some grandparents start a new tradition, and is a sweet tale on its own. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-15-216592-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harcourt
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2007




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