Sunday, January 28, 2007

My Grandma and I

My Grandma and I is a fun book by P.K. Hallinan about a boy and a girl's relationship with their grandma. The book describes and pictures them playing hide and seek, playing with crayons and clay, playing counting games, working in the garden, fishing, watching movies, playing at the beach, eating a picnic - all with grandma. Grandma is also shown comforting a little one after he's fallen off a bike, giving the kids a bath, and putting them to bed. Christianity plays a backseat role in this book and only comes up at bedtime (prayer), and when Grandma comforts a child (by "showing compassion and God's tender ways').

What I Like: The illustrations are colorful and fun, showing a gray-haired, but young-at-heart grandma. The text is in rhyme.

What I dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Excellent.

Age Appeal: According to the publisher, 4 to 8, but my baby has enjoyed this book since she was about 9 months old.

Publishing Info: Candy Lane Press, 2002; ISBN 0824942205; board book; $7.95

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Special Info: Oregon Ducks sweatshirts and hats are featured in this book! Also, you might want to check out P.K. Hallinan's website.

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