A Grandma’s Magic
Illustrated by: Asa Gilland
Published by: Doubleday Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House
A picture book celebrating grandmas and all that makes them “magic”, ideal for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma.
“When a child is born, a grandma is born too. Grandmas aren’t like regular grown-ups. Grandmas are filled with magic.”
In this charming picture book tribute to grandmas, a grandma’s magic bursts through the door as soon as she comes to visit and can be seen in every wonderful thing she does: playing, exploring, baking, gardening, and in all the many ways a grandma and grandchild connect.
Filled with adorable scenes featuring a diversity of grandmas and their grandkids, this is a book that will families can enjoy together. Grandmas will love snuggling with their grandchildren as they share their love and “magic” through cuddles, kisses, and many repeat readings.
“K-Gr 3—Offsay tells the story of appreciation, admiration, and unconditional love children experience with their grandmothers. From exploring outside, baking in the kitchen, sewing, and everything in between, each page celebrates this special member of the family through rich illustrations and beautiful imagery. What happens when Grandma has to return to her own home? No need to worry, this book imagines, for her magic stays with the grandchild. Gilland displays this special love beautifully on each page, featuring diverse families for all the wonderful adventures a grandmother goes on with her grandchildren. VERDICT For story hours or the family shelves, this is a nice addition to larger collections.- Kerra Mazzarielloα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.” —School Library Journal