Grandma’s Girl by Susanna Leonard Hill and Laura Bobbiesi

Mother’s Day is around the corner and the bookstore has a big display of books to help readers celebrate the holiday. As always, choosing one book for the week was tough, but I only have so much shelf space.

The Picture Book of the Week is Grandma’s Girl: All the Things I Wish for You!, written by Susanna Leonard Hill and illustrated by Laura Bobbiesi.

About the Book:

Grandma’s Girl is not a traditional fiction narrative with a beginning, middle (problem), and end (solution). Instead, it is a love letter from a grandmother to her granddaughter. She talks about their differences and their similarities, the things they do together, the future that awaits her granddaughter. Grandma tells her granddaughter she will always be there for her. Anyone who has a special bond with her mother or grandmother will appreciate bond these two share.

Writing Exercise:

The writing challenge for the week is for your child to pick a person that they value — parent, grandparent, brother, sister, teacher, mentor — and write them a love letter telling them why that person is so special to that child. They don’t have to deliver it if they aren’t comfortable doing so, but they can if they want to.

Happy Writing!

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