Arlene is a little girl who loves to make things. She begins by making presents for her doll, Maggie. As she grows up, she moves on to creating gifts for her own children and grandchildren. This is a lovely story that is designed to help children see a different side of the elders in their lives and understand that they were once children, too.
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About the Author: Marianne Jones
I’m a wife, mother and grandmother of two darling wee girls. I’m also a retired teacher and children’s choir director, an actor, playwright and director. I’ve written a collection of poetry, called Here, on the Ground, which was a winner in The Word Guild’s 2011 Writing Awards, The Land of Mogan, a fantasy novel for young readers, The Serenity Stone Murder, a mystery set in Thunder Bay, and Great-Grandma’s Gifts, my first picture book, which I wrote for my grandchildren about my Mom, who passed away at Easter.
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My daughter and I read this book together. My daughter will be going into grade two this fall and found it a great read for her. She read most of it on her own with some help from myself so it helped challenge her but also help with words she already knows.
My daughter loved the pictures and she thought it was really neat that Grandma was busy making clothes, toys and beautiful quilts for her children and grand children. We both enjoyed the font that were coloured different sizes. Some were also striped or polka dots. A great book to read with kids. I love that after all the years of making wonderful gifts that Grandma decided to take a rest at the lake!
My daughter and I give this book 5 stars!
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of the above book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~