Heart-y! My Grandparents Love Me by Claire Freeman
I'M OFF TO GRAN AND GRANDPA'S
WITH A GREAT BIG SMILE ON MY FACE.
I ALWAYS FEEL WRAPPED UP IN LOVE
WHEN I STAY AT THEIR PLACE.
For a youngster, a visit to the grandparent's house can be a great experience. Grandpa sweeps their little visitor off his feet, and Gran offers all the cookies he wants to eat. And there's a special room waiting, with toys and a surprise gift.
There are fun places to go and things to do--the water park has slippy slides and the biggest ice cream cones ever.
I DON'T KNOW HOW GRAN'S HANDBAG,
WHICH DOESN'T LOOK THAT FULL,
HAS ALL WE NEED
FOR OUR DAY OUT.
IT MUST BE MAGICAL!
At Gran and Grandpa's house there are dress-up clothes and Gran's loud music to dance to, and time with Grandpa to learn to swim like a champ. And at bedtime there are stories to be read aloud in Gran's funny voices and big hugs before they all say goodnight.
Clare Freedman's My Grandparents Love Me (Paul Wiseman Books/Simon and Schuster, 2016) offers some of her famous rhyming quatrains in this account of a visit at Gran's and Grandpa's house, and artist Judi Abbot has created fanciful plum and navy blue-striped zebras as little Zebra's loving grandparents, along with cozy scenes of family affection that small children need, reassuring them that beyond their own parents, there are others who love them just as much. Says Kirkus Reviews, "Sweet and appealing for the preschool set and a winning gift purchase for the grandparent crowd."
For a perfect pairing, share this one with Anna Dewdney's warm and moving Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa (see my review here).