My Grandmother Showed Me the Stars

My Grandmother Showed Me the Stars

4.0 1
by Becky Kelly
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

My grandmother showed me that wisdom comes with age, but that a joyful heart is forever young. --My Grandmother Showed Me the Stars

* No one captures the essence of cherished family bonds like renowned artist Becky Kelly.

In My Grandmother Showed Me the Stars, award-winning watercolor artist Becky Kelly celebrates the special bond between

Overview

My grandmother showed me that wisdom comes with age, but that a joyful heart is forever young. --My Grandmother Showed Me the Stars

* No one captures the essence of cherished family bonds like renowned artist Becky Kelly.

In My Grandmother Showed Me the Stars, award-winning watercolor artist Becky Kelly celebrates the special bond between grandmothers and grandchildren. Her ethereal illustrations combine with heartfelt words of appreciation for Grandmother's humor, kindness, and wisdom. Our parents may give us the sun and the moon, but it's our grandmothers who show us the stars--and no star shines brighter than a grandmother. My Grandmother Showed Me the Stars is a beautiful, all-occasion gift for grandmothers everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
In this paean to grandmothers, a young girl recounts what she learned from her grandmother. "When I first held my grandmother's hand. I learned that love does not come from one source alone." Together they share quality time, and from her grandmother she learns trust, tenderness, and wisdom. As the young girl grows older she still loves the time spent with her grandmother—they play hearts, take walks and enjoy quiet time together reading stories, laughing, and listening to grandmother tell about her own childhood. The illustrations are soft pastel colors and have a real sweetness to them. The book will have as much appeal to grandmothers as their grandchildren—particularly girls. It is also the perfect book for a daughter to give her mother to announce the upcoming arrival of a grandchild or to celebrate the experiences shared or to be shared with a grandchild.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740763700
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Becky Kelly is the founder of Becky Kelly Studios. Her artwork graces a bevy of licensed products, including gift books, journals, calendars, greeting cards, baby clothes, and more. Becky paints from a beautiful sunlit studio in Leawood, Kans., where squirrels, bunnies, and chipmunks often allow secret glimpses into their world.

Author's web site: www.beckykelly.com/

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

My Grandmother Showed Me the Stars 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
There's 's a very special connection between grandparents and their grandchildren, and that bond is warmly celebrated in MY GRANDMOTHER SHOWED ME THE STARS illustrated by Becky Kelly. Remembering her youth in West Virginia Kelly has created a plethora of beautifully decorated products in addition to gift books. You'll find her artwork on greeting cards, calendars, journals, baby clothes, and more. Kelly's paintings are soft pastels reminiscent of peaceful, happy times, often with nature as a focus. Each painting in this small volume is accompanied by a brief text by Patrick Regan reminding us of the many things we've learned from our grandmothers, such as "My grandmother showed me that wisdom comes with age," and "She had the best clothes for playing dress-up." My favorite is "And she taught me that each generation casts lingering light on those who follow." Any grandmother would be pleased to receive this gift as a reminder of a grandchild's love and appreciation. - Gail Cooke