Grama’s Hug – The Tale of a Bond Between a Science Loving Girl and Her Grandmother
Author/Illustrator: Amy Nielander
Age range: 4-8
Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba
With themes like Grama, hugs and STEM for girls – what’s not to love? This is the story of May and her Grama. May visits her Grama every summer, but one cold day she comes to live with her full time. This is not explained but very common in this day of grandparents taking over the parental role. May thrives at Grama’s house and they never part without a hug.
Grama sparks and encourages May’s imagination. May is the champion of the Space Fair every year. As a result, she is accepted in a month-long space camp. When May is selected to be the youngest astronaut to travel in space, she is thrilled. Will May’s excitement and focus on the space mission cause her to miss the traditional hug?
This book is filled with catchy illustrations. The book is a reminder of the importance of grandparents in the life of children. Grama’s constant love and support allow May to excel in the STEM field. There are also hugs sprinkled throughout the story. Share this book and a hug with your grand.
About the author:
Amy Nielander believes in the power of hugs. Amy graduated from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit and has worked as a product designer and digital sculptor in the automotive industry. Her debut book, The Ladybug Race (Pomegranate Kids), was a finalist in the Silent Book Contest in 2014 and won the IPPY Bronze Medal Book Award in 2017. She lives in Michigan with her family.
About the reviewer:
Jeanette Perkins is the grandmother of two adorable grandsons. She lives in beautiful St Pete Beach, FL. Jeanette is a book and product reviewer for GRAND and is looking forward to reviewing lots of new and useful books and products for all us grandparents.
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