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This charming picture book about a girl and her grandmother shows their relationship through weekly sleepovers that include breakfast for supper and black-and-white movies. Perfect for Grandparent's Day (Sept. 13).
— Rae Ann
This sweet story captures the singular experience of a visit with Grandma, especially when you share a name - a perfect gift for Mother's Day!
Here is a celebration of the unique bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Maud loves the weekends when she stays at her grandma's house. There's always breakfast for supper, matching nightgowns, black-and-white movies, and--best of all--someone to listen to her dreams for her life as a grown-up. But what makes the visits extra special is what Grand-Maud has hidden in an old chest under Maud's bed. She may find a paint set, a toy, homemade cookies, or hand-knit mittens or sweaters. Best of all is when Maud finds something that belonged to Grand-Maud when she was a little girl. In this story of family togetherness, Maud wants to be just like Grand-Maud when she grows up.
About the Author
SARA O'LEARY is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning Henry books: When You Were Small, Where You Came From, and When I Was Small, all illustrated by Julie Morstad. A graduate of the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University, Montreal. Sara was named for a grandmother who was called Sadie all her life. She is happy to have a child to name after her. Find her on Twitter at @saraoleary.
KENARD PAK is an animator and illustrator who has worked as a visual development artist for DreamWorks, PDI/DreamWorks, Walt Disney Feature Animation, and Laika. He has illustrated several picture books, including the acclaimed I Wonder, Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?, The Dinner That Cooked Itself, and Flowers Are Calling. Ken lives in foggy San Francisco with his wife and three cats.
"Pak's illustrations . . . reflect the warmth and safety of Grand-Maud’s home and the tender intergenerational bond that is the very heart of this story.” —The Horn Book, starred review
"O’Leary’s measured narration reflects a relationship and a rapport that is not only unconditionally loving, but also beautifully, profoundly respectful on both sides.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This cozy book is ascomforting as a warm quilt and a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A lovely story of cross-generational ties.” —School Library Journal
“This is a sweet and snuggly read about the power of generational relationships."—BookRiot