Dear Grandma – written by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by John Joseph


  Dear Grandma – written by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by John Joseph,  Sourcebooks Kids, 9781728222615, January 2021 (Advance Reader Copy)

Format: Hardcover ARC

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book:  A wonderful celebration of grandmas everywhere.  The colorful expressive illustrations fill the pages and bring the story to life making you want to hang out with your own grandma.   Our story begins with grandma and grandchild stomping through the puddles together.   There are blank pages at the front and the back to write a letter to your grandmother.   A letter to grandma asking if she knows she is the best.  Then, it is grandma time, fun time-  making a band with pots and pans, baking a cake, magic carpet ride, storyteller, jungle gym climber, bad day eraser, nightmare chaser, dance away blues, take a walk to talk, peacemaker, and a dragon defeater.  Grandma is always there to love you and be loved.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  no

To whom would you recommend this book?  Every grandma and grandchild should have a copy to share.  This would be a super gift for a grandchild to give to their beloved grandma.  I look forward to the hardcover being released.

Who should buy this book?  preschools, elementary schools, home  and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Picture book

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, JC Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  November 9, 2020

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1 Response to Dear Grandma – written by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by John Joseph

  1. Thank you for your lovely review of our book! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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