When-I-was-a-little-girl

When-I-was-a-little-girl

by Rachna Gilmore, Renne Benoit
     
 

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Award-winning author Rachna Gilmore revamps the classic parental trope of "When I was your age …" This sensitive story tells the tale of a little girl who just can't seem to measure up to the politeness, cleanliness or quietness that her mother supposedly exhibited as a child. The ghost of "Mommy past" haunts the girl with her extreme good manners and prim

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Award-winning author Rachna Gilmore revamps the classic parental trope of "When I was your age …" This sensitive story tells the tale of a little girl who just can't seem to measure up to the politeness, cleanliness or quietness that her mother supposedly exhibited as a child. The ghost of "Mommy past" haunts the girl with her extreme good manners and prim demeanor... until Grandma makes a visit and banishes those ideas of perfection.

Funny and playful, this book will be a favorite with kids who love to laugh.

Editorial Reviews

Wisconsin Book Review
When-I-was-a-little-girl is a whimsical children's picture book about how memories can sometimes change with perspective Ö a heartwarming and gentle story that ultimately reassures the strength of family bonds.
Children's Literature - Mary Hynes-Berry
When Lisabeth calls liver and onions yucky and is too absorbed in her play to come in immediately, her mother reproaches her with a comment that she never did such things when she was a little girl. In her imagination, Lisabeth begins to imagine what When-I-was-a-little-girl might look and act like. She is constantly showing up Lisabeth with her prissy perfection. But when Grandma accepts Lisabeth's invitation to visit, she remembers When-I-was-a-little-girl quite differently. In fact, it turns out that Lisabeth's mother admits she was the same kind of creative, messy child her daughter is. The illustrations are fairly realistic; When-I-was-a-little-girl is pictured with a see through effect that makes it clear she is imaginary. The somewhat offbeat approach to a very real issue is likely to help children and parents to understand that they are much more alike than it might seem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897187128
Publisher:
Second Story Press
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Rachna Gilmore is the Governor General’s Award-winning author of over twenty bestselling children’s books, which have won multiple honors and awards. Her books are sold internationally and have been translated into over a dozen languages. For more information, visit www.rachnagilmore.blogspot.com.

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