Grandma's Scrapbookby Josephine Nobisso, Maureen Hyde (Illustrator)
A scrapbook of memorabilia chronicles the tender and sometimes zany moments shared between Grandma and her granddaughter during their seaside summers. Pages of the lively scrapbook are interspersed with watercolor-rendered photographs of the girl, now a teenager, as she reminisces about their relationship. The last summer in the scrapbook reveals how their roles have changed. Now the girl guides Grandma's wheelchair to places Grandma once brought her on the back of her bike or in a stroller. This poignant story uplifts and dignifies the experience of aging and loss, tingeing it not with sadness, but with hope and wonder.
The Letter From the Editor
“The scrapbook ‘stirs memories from babyhood to adolescence’ and captures what family memories are all about: love” —Creating Keepsakes
“This heartwarming story celebrates memories, and shows the impact a scrapbook can have in the life of a child.” —Memory Makers
“The pictures are beautiful and the story is so poignant that you must be sure to have a tissue handy while you read it.” —About.com
Meet the Author
Josephine Nobisso is the author of Grandpa Loved and Shh! The Whale Is Smiling. She lives in Westhampton Beach, New York. Maureen Hyde is the illustrator of Grandpa Loved.
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Grandma's Scrapbook is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards® honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
As a Creative Memories Consultant and as an avid scrapbooker, this book is a reminder to why we preserve our memories now. When we are gone, who will tell our stories? By scrapbooking, our precious memories will survive longer than we will. In this book the narrator has her Grandma's memories through the scrapbook they put together in summers past. Read with a box of tissues nearby.