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MY NANA AND ME

Author: Irene Smalls

Illustrator: Cathy Ann Johnson

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company,

Material: hard cover

Summary: A young girl tells us about a day she spent with her grandmother. They played games together, shared a tea party, and when Nana kissed her goodnight, she knew she was loved. This is a picture book that celebrates the grandparent-child relationshp.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 3 to 6

Reading Level: 2.3

Age of Child: Read with a group of children ages 3 to 9. Students at W.M. Anderson Primary School, Kingstree, SC participated in this book review as part of our Use Your ABCs program.

Young Reader Reaction: The children liked the story. They were “taken back” by the story because they could relate it to their own lives. I heard things like "I love this story" and "My grandma and I cook, too."

Adult Reader Reaction: The book was just so precious! Many children have Nana’s and could related to the things that Nana did with her little girl. From sitting in her lap to baking in the kitchen this was so heartwarming.

Pros: Children everywhere can relate to this heartwarming book.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a timeless book.

If You Liked This Book, Try: OPA AND OMA TOGETHER   GRANDMA SPOILS ME   THE MONSTER TRAP

Educational Themes: Use this book to create and reinforce connections between a grandparent and child. It's an opportunity to recognize and celebrate traditions and cultures, as well.

Literary Categories: Fiction - family, picture book, poetry

Date(s) Reviewed: December 2008

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