Grandma Comes to Stay

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First Experiences is an exciting new series portraying young children's very first experience of nursery school, time with grandparents and other events. The first time for anything can be daunting, and these books set out to familiarise children, through simple read-aloud words and beautiful photos, with what seems, at first, unfamiliar but will eventually become a routine part of everyday life. In this book set in Ghana, Stephanie is getting everything ready because Grandma is coming to stay. Grandma shows ...

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Overview

First Experiences is an exciting new series portraying young children's very first experience of nursery school, time with grandparents and other events. The first time for anything can be daunting, and these books set out to familiarise children, through simple read-aloud words and beautiful photos, with what seems, at first, unfamiliar but will eventually become a routine part of everyday life. In this book set in Ghana, Stephanie is getting everything ready because Grandma is coming to stay. Grandma shows Stephanie how to wear traditional dress, reads her favourite book, and takes her to see real-life dancers at a festival. In return, Stephanie shows Grandma how to kick a ball, ride a bike and play the drum.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
Three-year-old Stephanie is exited because her grandmother is coming to visit. We follow her as she and her mother prepare for the visit, and we observe what she and her grandmother do together before she has to leave. Children of every culture can identify with this little girl in Ghana. While the specifics of the marketplace and the traditional dress may be different, the kinds of things that every child enjoys with a grandmother remain the same. This is a joyful celebration. The crisp, full-color photographs show their apartment both indoors and out, the marketplace, and drummers at a festival. The bond between Stephanie and her Grandma comes through beautifully in the photos. True to her three-year-old age, Stephanie shows off all the things she can do: kick a ball, ride a bike, "use a counting book," play with her dolls, and more. She and Grandma share a story together as well. Preschool teachers will welcome this as a good conversation starter about grandmothers. It is a warm and loving look at the relationship between grandmother and granddaughter. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
PreS—Deron's mother helps him prepare for nursery school by going to the market for a backpack, new shoes, and material for a shirt and shorts. The next day, he engages in typical activities—play, music, games, a nap, and a story. When it is time to go home, Deron is tired, but eager to return the next day. In the second title, three-year-old Stephanie can't wait until her grandmother visits. When the woman arrives, she reads to Stephanie and teaches her how to tie a wrapper and headdress. She also takes Stephanie and her sister to the Osu Homowo festival to see real-life drummers and dancers. Pride and love are evident on the woman's face. These books are illustrated with clear color photographs, two per spread. The simple sentences, large print, generous white space, and engaging pictures encourage readers to examine each page. While the stories are set in Ghana, children do not learn much about the country's unique culture. Instead the focus is on the similarity of experiences preschoolers share. Attractive and child-friendly titles.—Margaret R. Tassia, Millersville University, PA
Kirkus Reviews

Onyefulu, a photo-essayist who has introduced young children to Nigeria in titles such as A is for Africa (1993), shifts her attention to Ghana. Her latest simple books focus on contemporary life, a welcome theme in books for this age. Stephanie is only three, but she shows her visiting Grandma that she can do many things--kick a soccer ball, count and play a traditional drum. Grandma shows Stephanie how to put on a Ghanaian wrapper and head scarf, takes her to see a festival with adult drummers and tells her a folktale about a magic drum. The text is short but choppy, and the photographs are not as striking as in earlier books. They seem more ordinary, but this is what she is trying to accomplish--to demonstrate the universality of growing-up experiences. Another book in the series, Deron Goes to Nursery School (ISBN: 978-1-84507-864-5), chronicles a little boy's first day at nursery school. The materials for building the school, the outdoor paintings and the sleeping mats may be a little different, but everyone will recognize the day's routines. Useful if not very exciting. (Informational picture book. 3-5)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847802514
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
  • Publication date: 3/15/2015
  • Series: First Experiences Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ifeoma Onyefulu was raised in a traditional village in Eastern Nigeria. A is for Africa, her first book, has become a classic title in the genre of cultural diversity. Ifeoma has twice won the Children's Africana Book Award: Best Book for Young Children in the USA: Here Comes our Bride won in 2005 and Ikenna Goes to Nigeria in 2008. Ifeoma lives in London with her two sons. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln are African Christmas, Chidi Only Likes Blue, Chinye, Deron Goes to Nursery School, Ebele's Favourite, Emeka's Gift, The Girl Who Married a Ghost, Grandma Comes to Stay, My Grandfather is a Magician, New Shoes for Helen, One Big Family, Saying Goodbye and A Triangle for Adaora.

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