What's Inside The Magical Purse, Grandma?
“I keep all kinds of things in my purse. You never know what you’ll want to have with you!”
So the discovery work begins with pulling out Grandma’s mirror and listening to her explain why it's in her purse.
“I use it to put on my lipstick so my lips are ready to give you a big kiss!”
Together they pull out and talk about extra earrings, hairpins, coin purse, scarf, and more. And at the bottom of the purse is a gift with her granddaughter’s name on it. What could the gift be this time?
Grandma Mimi wears her white hair stacked high on her head. She is wearing heels, a patterned skirt, bright yellow turtleneck pullover, and large, round glasses.
What Concerned Me: I’m not familiar with many grandmas who use hairpins, carry extra earrings, use a coin purse or scarf. This felt so retro that I wonder if little ones will relate to some of the things in grandma's purse.
|3 STARS - Pretty Good|
What I liked Most: The concept of sharing with grandma and having a tradition is awesome. I always love to see the interaction between grandparents and grandchildren.
Author/Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (January 2018)
- Approx. Words: 423
- Ages: 3-5 per publisher
- Pages: 32