Open Granny's purse (yes, she said it's OK) and enter a treasure chest of mementos and magic. A unique, fourteen-page die-cut storybook crammed with interactive features and surprises for ages 3 and up, it contains a whole life waiting to be discovered. Peek inside Granny's notebook. Try on her sunglasses. Check yourself in the mirror. Play with her keys. Look at her photos, read her letter, tie a bow, try on Granny's rings, wear her scarf. Not only is Granny's purse a veritable playground for little girls, but piece by piece it creates a portrait of an adventurous, independent, contemporary grandmother, imbued with spirit and gumption. This Granny's a traveler (and has the passport filled with stamps to prove it). A self-sufficient handyperson with her wrench and compass. A collector of lives and memories. And a genuine softie, with handfuls of treats ready to dispense. She is also a very wise woman: My mommy says, 'You should never look in a lady's purse.' My granny says, 'Never say never!' My mommy says, 'Clean up your room!' 'Never throw anything away, ' says granny. And while mommy always says, Sit still, please!, there's granny: Let's go! . . . Life is an adventure! "My Granny's Purse is illustrated in full color, has a Velcro closure, and comes in a clear plastic, stackable gift box. Jam-packed with fun things, it's really a story about love between the generations.
A convincing explanation of why interactive or movable books should be included in the library collection that documents their value as motivational instructional tools—in all areas of the school curriculum, across many grade levels.
Shhhh....."Kept Quiet" is a story that details the life of a bright, yet confused urban girl whose life was destined for turmoil since birth. As she grows up in the poor and tough streets of southern Dallas, Tx., she struggles to understand her dysfunctional relationship with her grandmother, before learning a family secret that has brought acrimony to the family for years. This book highlights Black urban family life and paints a realistic picture of the trials and challenges of Southern Blacks as they struggle to maintain societal "norms" while dealing with family issues that threaten to destroy generations.
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