Monday, January 22, 2018

"Hooray for Grandma!" - a bookwrap


"Hooray for Grandma!" 

Authored by Beatrice Masini
Illustrated by Guilia Zaffaroni

Ages:  3-8
Grade Levels:  PS-3

Unwrapping some fun illustrations

About the book

The little girl who narrates the story simply adores her grandma.  The special bond between grandma and granddaughter is a very strong one.

She explains to the reader why she holds her grandma in such high esteem.  Why even though grandma talks a lot... a lot..., her grandma is very knowledgeable when it comes to words (both of this world and world's beyond), she is physically fit to the max, she loves culture, both movies and art galleries, she has amazing artistic talents herself, she hates cooking and orders in often,  she has plenty of friends (she is the most colourful of them all), and she is a wonderful reader and proponent of bookstores and storytelling, just to name a few. 

Grandma teaches her beloved granddaughter about her life and their family life through the wonderful treasures that she has stashed away in her drawers. These secrets are imbedded in necklaces, bracelets, and a doll the belonged to her daughter.  She relates familial stories to her sweet granddaughter who is eager to listen and learn from the astute matriarch.  The little girl comes to the realization that her grandma is a treasure herself and someone she would love to emulate in her own life.  

This book is part of the "Hooray for Family" series. These books are a celebration of childhood in all its beautiful forms and I highly recommend them. 

Storywraps Rating  -  5 HUGS!!!!! 

Introducing the author

Masini was born in Milan. She is a well-known and successful writer of books for children and teens, translated into over 20 languages, from Finnish to Thai. She works as an editor in an Italian publishing group and has translated books such as the Harry Potter saga by J. K. Rowling. In 2004 she received the prestigious Andersen Prize as best children's author of the year. " " " "Oonagh Stransky was born in Paris in 1967 and currently lives in Tuscany. She has translated fiction, poetry and essays for both British and American publishers. The Watercolourist is the second novel that she has team-translated with her daughter, Clarissa Ghelli. Clarissa Ghelli was born in Italy in 1990, attended college in Rome, and is currently doing graduate work in Art Education at Teacher's College, Columbia University, in New York City.

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