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School Library Journal -With Love, Grandma

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The active hedgehog grandmother in this story surely gets around! In a series of summertime vacation letters written to her grandson from May to June, Grandmother enumerates one exciting activity after another—from hiking and kayaking to discovering bookstores. At the conclusion, readers will see the youngster running to visit Grandma who has returned back home and is opening her arms wide under a sign that says, “Welcome to Camp Grandma.” Children will relate to familiar situations where they may have gone to stay with a grandparent or other relative. Appended are simple, almost wordless directions for making s’mores and a paper pirate hat, allowing young ones feel successful by reading and following on their own. Capitalizing on cuteness, Brown’s pastel-hued watercolor artwork fills the spreads and is suitable for sharing one-on-one or with a group. The cheerfulness of both characters brings a delightful tale to the intended audience. VERDICT Another winner where books by the author are popular.

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