BN.com Gift Guide

All About Grandmas

( 2 )

Overview

This jazzy ode to grandmas is just in time for Mother's Day

Today, there's no such thing as a typical grandma. They do different jobs and have different hobbies. But one thing common to all grandmas is the love and wisdom they have to share, and nothing says that better than this rhyming celebration of the modern grandma. From the jellying, jamming, and pickling grannies to the surprising number of tickling grannies, this stylishly illustrated ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$12.98
BN.com price
(Save 23%)$16.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (29) from $1.99   
  • New (12) from $9.76   
  • Used (17) from $1.99   

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK Kids for iPad

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (NOOK Kids)
$10.99
BN.com price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

This jazzy ode to grandmas is just in time for Mother's Day

Today, there's no such thing as a typical grandma. They do different jobs and have different hobbies. But one thing common to all grandmas is the love and wisdom they have to share, and nothing says that better than this rhyming celebration of the modern grandma. From the jellying, jamming, and pickling grannies to the surprising number of tickling grannies, this stylishly illustrated book covers them all.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Grandmothers are special no matter whether they are called Granny or Ouma (Afrikaans) or Jaddah (Arabic) or Babushka (Russian) or Abuela (Spanish) or Seanmhathair (Gaelic). They can play games. They can read. They can cuddle or tickle or serve homemade preserves. Grandmas are sometimes so busy working they hardly have time for anything, except maybe hugs. Some of them dress up fancy and some like to fix or mend things. Though their faces may be wrinkly, their laps are comfy and their eyes show their love. Some people only have pretend grandmamas, but that's alright too. Love is love. Grandmothers come in different shapes and sizes; each one is special. This sweet story is a nice homage to grandmothers and the illustrations are cute. A picky point is the rhythm and rhymes are occasionally off. It is nice to read the names of what grandmothers are called in different cultures and languages. Children will enjoy cuddling on Granny's soft lap and listening to her read this book. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan
School Library Journal
PreS-K—The honeycomb-patterned endpapers are a hint about the sweetness to come while an introductory explanation of how to say "grandma" around the world is a warm and inclusive touch. Grannies clad in "stylish heels" and some on "magic wheels" showcase the many adventures to be had with their playful grandchildren. The warm palette and the cheerful expressions are sure to appeal to readers. Older preschoolers, especially those with close relationships to their own nanas, may also find comfort in the familiar activities like reading, gardening, and snuggling. For the most part, the rhyme scheme reads like a cheerful tune, faltering only on the few treacly bits: "And when I need to know,/who she loves so,/I look in her eyes…." Shorter and more child-friendly variations of this theme abound, and readers may find titles like Todd Parr's The Grandma Book (Little, Brown, 2006) a more authentic representation of this exuberant and rewarding relationship. Still, as a read-aloud tradition for Grandparents Day, this one will appeal to youngsters who have a sweet spot for their grans.—Jenna Boles, Washington-Centerville Public Library, OH
Kirkus Reviews
A bouncy rhyme delivers a warm, light-hearted look at all kinds of grandmothers. Nadeau chooses cozy backgrounds in pale greens and peachy pinks to highlight the humorous antics, superior talents and loving gestures of these adoring ladies. Known as Savta or Abuela or Baba or Daa-dee-maa, these grandmas from all cultures gab on park benches, balance in yoga poses, ride bikes, knit, bake and go birding. Schotter also includes a flashback to what these wonderful women did when they were younger, whether it be dancing to rock and roll or marching for equal rights. There is also a touch of the stereotypical: "There are nagging grandmas and bragging grandmas, / some noisy, some purry. / But no matter the grandma, / they all seem to worry!" Yet "when I need to know, / who she loves so, / I look in her eyes…" The ultimate message is that grandmas most enjoy spending time with their beloved grandchildren--and that "just like we do, they need to know, / who it is that loves them so." This book has obvious uses as a discussion starter about family members and the roles they play. A glossary of Grandma in different languages at the beginning of the book is particularly helpful but would be more so if pronunciations were included. Pickiness aside, this is a clever, buoyant look at many children's favorite relative. (Picture book. 3-5)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803737143
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 189,618
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Roni Schotter is the award-winning author of 28 books for children. She lives in a small village north of New York City with her husband and son.

Janice Nadeau (www.janicenadeau.com) has illustrated a number of Canadian books, and is a three-time recipient of the Governor General's Award for Illustration, Canada's most prestigious book prize. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted March 31, 2012

    As a parent and educator I highly recommend All About Grandmas.

    As a parent and educator I highly recommend All About Grandmas. The book presents a loving portrait of the varied roles grandmothers play in our lives. The wonderful, playful rhymes and descriptions express the exuberance and multitude of talents that grandmas possess. This is an excellent book for use in the schools or at home.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)