Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Grandma, Aren't You Glad The World's in Color Today! - a book wrap


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.


Who wrapped up such a great gift?

Lori Stewart is an award-winning author of multi-generational books and a range of other works. Born and raised in northern California, she graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in economics and headed East for careers in finance and technology. She returned to her California roots in 2004 and currently lives and writes in Carmel. In addition to writing, Lori ran AFTA Associates, a non-profit organization she founded to support wildlife conservation through community enterprise. She also works with the recently launched Ceca Foundation, which promotes quality patient care through programs that recognize exceptional caregivers.
Grandma, Aren’t You Glad the World’s Finally in Color Today! is her second grandparents’ book, and winner of a Mom’s Choice Award (Gold).  Her first bookIf I had as many grandchildren as you… received a 2013 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award and 2012 and 2013 Family Choice Awards. Her other writing have been published in books, brochures, magazines and across the web.

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There now all wrapped up!!! Enjoy your day everyone.

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