A portrait of a local hero
All the neighborhood kids agree that Billy Boyd's grandmother is a wonder. She can build freight trains and spaceships, she knows intergalactic code, and she even plays kickball. Best of all are those hot summer evenings when Big Mama treats the whole gang to ice cream. Woody's ice-cream stand is all the way across town, and with Big Mama in the lead, the journey there and back again is always full of adventure.
In this warm, affectionate book, lush and lively illustrations are filled with amusing details of small-town life.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Product dimensions:||8.96(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.09(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Tony Crunk won the Yale Series for Younger Poets competition in 1994. He lives in Murray, Kentucky.
Margot Apple has illustrated many books for children, including the popular Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw. She lives in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I think this is a perfect book, because it has perfect story and perfect pictures. I wish everyone could read this terrific book, because everyone needs to be kind like Big Mama. It¡¦s good for my mother. It tells her some rules about how she can be a good mother!!!!!
Favorite! I love this book and Big Mama is great. She may give children the coins to eat ice cream and let them play in the house or play with them! Big Mama is so nice that she can let children camp out in the living room, play submarine around her kitchen table, and crawl to the center of the earth under the back porch. And Big Mama can make or do so many things. So I think every mother should read this book.