Grandmas galore are the stars of this delightful picture book!
Author: Reetta Niemelä
Illustrator: Anne Vasko
Finnish original: Mummojen kirja
Publisher: S&S, 2022
Genre: illustrated children’s fiction
Number of pages: 32 pp.
Reading material: Finnish original, English translation
The Ferris wheel rose above the city, high, majestic – and full of grandmas. The grandmas waved and waved and waved and waved when a whale swam slowly past. Grandma Mole gazed out at the sky. Her thoughts were like clouds, they formed and dispersed before she could decide how she felt about things. About the Ferris wheel and whales, for instance. Or about her favorite things to do.
Grandma Moss and Grandma Mole are best friends. They spend a lovely day together in a fun city filled with all sorts of grandmas. But despite being such good friends for so long, there are some things they don’t know about each other: things one of them thinks are fun aren’t necessarily so for the other.
Written by Reetta Niemelä and superbly illustrated by Anne Vasko, this light-hearted paean to grandmothers everywhere will appeal to readers of all ages, from grandmothers to great-grandchildren.