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The Grandmas' Book

The Grandmas' Book

by Alison Maloney, David Woodroffe
     
 

The perfect gift for Grandmas everywhere!

A lighthearted celebration of the joys of being a grandmother, this book is full of amusing anecdotes, practical tips, and fun activities. The perfect gift for Mother's Day, birthdays, or any day!

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The perfect gift for Grandmas everywhere!

A lighthearted celebration of the joys of being a grandmother, this book is full of amusing anecdotes, practical tips, and fun activities. The perfect gift for Mother's Day, birthdays, or any day!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
Subtitled "For the Grandma Who's Best at Everything," this book offers advice for new, first-time grandmothers. The book begins with a specific recognition of the different ways of grandparenting in the twenty-first century, offering advice about what grandparents today should not do—specify potty-training time, encourage denial of pacifiers, insist on an early bedtime, and make mothers feel guilty for returning to work. However, this nod toward modern parenting and grandparenting seems at odds with some of the "facts" stated by the book: the average age when people become grandparents is forty-seven, one-third of people at age fifty are grandparents, and one-half of people at age fifty-four are grandparents. These ages seem contradictory with recent statistics about later marriages and childbearing among adults in recent years. The book offers recipes to be made in Grandma's Kitchen, supplies grandmas should always have on hand, fun crafts grandmas can do with small children, and fun activities to have at home. The book also offers suggestions for individual development, such as exercise and social outings. It is difficult to imagine modern grandmothers being inspired or instructed by the text. Reviewer: Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545133982
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Series:
Best at Everything Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author


Alison Maloney is a journalist and author who has worked as a film and feature writer for newspapers, and as a children's book editor. Alison lives in Kent, England, with her husband and two children.

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