Monday, March 8, 2010

Sometimes it's Grandmas and Grandpas not Mommies and Daddies by Gayle Byrne, illustrated by Mary Haverfield

For an issue book, this is pretty good. The pictures are pleasant and warm and there are some quite lovely scenes. The text is a little blah, but most issue books are so clunky and in your face that this is relatively extremely good.

A little girl lists all the things she does with her grandparents, whom she lives with instead of her parents. The focus of the story is on the warmth and affection shown her by her grandparents and shows how normal her life is.

There's an author's note and further resources at the back of the book. I can't think of a single other current book on this subject and it's definitely a growing trend.

Verdict: Pretty good and fills a gap. We'll probably get it in June for our Tough Topics collection.

ISBN: 978-0789210289; Published October 2009 by Abbeville Kids; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library

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