With family gathering for the holidays, and many generations present, this book is the ideal gift to give. It is a perfect read aloud and catalyst for sharing family history and stories from "the head." This book begs to be set on your coffee table for non-family members as well to pick up, browse and enjoy. A trip down memory lane and into the present binds generations together in a fun, informative way.
This book is truly a must-have. Written in rhyming couplets that trip along and beautiful photos that bring the text alive, both the younger generation and the older one will appreciate the contrast of it's content.
Narrated by a loving grandmother to her grandchildren, she visually explains to them, through vintage pictures and storytelling, the life and time of her own mother.
"Those are the family albums my dears,
Full of old photos of life through the years,
Let's thumb through these pages," the grandmother said,
"While I tell you stories I've stored in my head."
Spanning time from the Great Depression until modern day this book takes the child on a journey of just how much the world has changed from then until now. Fashion, schools, entertainment, technology, culture and the arts are all featured to give the child a greater understanding of how the history of the her world has progressed.
I am sure that this book is headed to be a "classic". The brilliant way the author has chosen to pass on the heritage of the family, with historical facts and timelines inserted, and with the added beauty of the photos to visually enhance the text, this is a book that you will certainly want to add to your collection.
This is a "passing of the torch" book that will help grandparents open up and tell their stories to the next generation. I highly recommend it.
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