Saturday, August 26, 2017

"My Nana and Me" - a bookwrap

This awesome book is a celebration of the love between a little girl and her doting Nana whom she loves with all her heart.... and the feeling is mutual right back at her!  In her eyes her Nana rocks BIG TIME!!!!


"My Nana and Me"

Authored by Irene Smalls
Illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson
Ages 2-6

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About the book

This book is a charming story about the strong bond of love between a little girl and her beloved Nana.  It takes you through a special day they spend together enjoying a tea party, dressing up fancy, playing hide-and-seek, sharing Eskimo kisses sprinkled with words of endearment, plaiting Nana's hair, playing pat-a-cake and much more.  They are truly enjoying each other's company so much  just lovin' on one another.

After a warm bath the little girl basks in cuddle time curled up on Nana's knee.  Nana reads story after story to her which delights them both. Then it's time for bed.  The two lovebirds snuggle up under the blankets and drift off to sleep to the rhythm of their heartbeats blending together.

The amazing illustrations are softly coloured and they augment the strong feeling of the love that flow between the two.  The illustrator has included at the beginning of the book a place to insert a picture of the reader's Nana which personalizes the book making it a family treasure.  This heartwarming story is a celebration of love between a granddaughter and her grandmother and I highly recommend it.  

Storywraps Rating... 5 HUGS!!!!!

About the author

Irene Smalls grew up in Harlem in the 1950s and graduated from Cornell University. She also has an M.B.A. from New York University. She has been a model, an actress, a radio reporter, and a small business owner, but her favorite job is being a children's author. She has written several books for young readers, including Jonathan and His Mommy, illustrated by Michael Hays.

About the illustrator

CATHY ANN JOHNSON was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She credits her parents Clinton and Lucille Johnson with helping to shape her life. Her mother ran a daycare center in her home in an urban community. Many of the children brought to her home were abandoned or were unofficial foster children. Cathy has always had a passion to draw and a love for children's literature. As a child she would frequently sneak away to the neighborhood library to read as many children's books as she could.

Among the books she has illustrated are Robo's Favorite Places, written by Wade Hudson and published by Just Us Books; Glo Goes Shopping, written by Cheryl Willis Hudson, published by Just Us Books; My Nana and Me, written by Irene Smalls, Pop Pop and Me, written by Irene Smalls, and A Heart for Jesus, written by Juanita Bynum. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she operates the graphic design studio, LUV-IT.

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