Thursday, June 4, 2020

"Nana Says I Will Be Famous One Day" - a bookwrap


"Nana Says I Will Be Famous One Day"
Authored by Ann Stott
Illustrated by Andrew Joyner

* Ages:  3-7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Candlewick 
* Pub. Date:  August 4, 2020
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Wonderful Illustrations for You

The Book

What a lucky little grandson to have such a supportive and loving Nana.  This delightful, intergenerational story will warm your heart.  

This Nana is awestruck by the possibilities she envisions in her beloved little grandson.  She attends every sporting event and school activity he participates in emerging as his number one cheerleader and fan.  She comes across as pushy and overbearing to those in charge of these events but her heart has one goal... to lift up and be there for her sweet little guy.  For instance, she screams at the umpire that he needs to get his eyes checked,  steps in and recalibrate the football coach's strategy for a win and dances in the aisle at his music concert.  Oh my!  Is Nana taking things a bit too far?

And then the unthinkable happens.  Nana falls and breaks her ankle.  She is unable to direct and dominate her grandson's activities.  Will he be happy or sad that she is out of commission and confined to her home now? 

The illustrations are cartoonish and extremely well implemented.  They are full of detail, emotion and activity.  Even though Nana is an elderly "stage mother" her grandson loves her deeply and practices the rule of reciprocity.  He takes care of her in her time of need just as she takes care of him in all that he is involved in.  I love the message of the book and I  highly recommend it.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!

Meet the Author

Ann Stott is the author of Want to Play Trucks?, illustrated by Bob Graham; What to Do When You’re Sent to Your Room, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin; and Always and I’ll Be There, both illustrated by Matt Phelan. She is also an art director and children’s book designer. Ann Stott lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

About the Illustrator

ANDREW JOYNER is the illustrator and author of numerous children’s books, including the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Dr. Seuss’s The Horse Museum, The Pink Hat, The Hair Book by Graham Tether, Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm by Jonathan London, and The Terrible Plop: A Picture Book by Ursula Dubosarsky. He also wrote and illustrated the Boris chapter book series about an adventure-seeking warthog. His books are now published in more than twenty-five countries. He lives with his wife on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Visit him on the Web at

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