4 out of 4 stars
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Love, Grandma by Ann Morris is a children’s rhyming book. Grandma has a lot of fun activities with her grandchildren, Payton and Haley. She has fond memories of her feelings when they were born and the times that they spent together. Her love continues to grow as she sees her grandchildren grow and learn new things. They play fun games together.
The book is written in the third person from Grandma’s point of view. The sentences are designed to rhyme. Although the book style would have suited a much younger readership, about 6-8 years of age, the words used are too big for this age group. The author uses words such as ‘activity’ instead of ‘play’. The sentences are also too long for that age group.
I enjoyed reading the book. It is fun and simple. The cartoon pictures of Grandma, Payton and Haley are simply drawn and colourful. The book brought back fond childhood memories. What girl didn’t like dressing up in adult’s clothes? I laughed at the funny picture of Payton in Grandma’s clothes. I felt the love and warmth from Grandma on every page.
My only concern when I was reading the book was that the wording is too mature for children. For example, the author says, “Haley loved her sissy, and they had fun galore.” That could have been expressed more simply as “Haley loved her sissy, and they had a lot of fun.”
The book seems to be well-edited. The writing is a bit informal, so I would not recommend it for educational purposes. I recommend it for children between the ages of 9 and 10 years. Parents can read the book for younger children. It is also a good book to get fun activities to do with children. I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.
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