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Little Big Book for Grandmothers (Little Big Books)by Lena Tabori
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Following the tremendous success of The Little Big Book For Moms and The Little Big Book For Dads, here is another charming book filled with fairy tales, poetry, nursery rhymes, songs, stories, words of wisdom, activities, finger games, and recipes to enchant and delight. The Little Big Book For Grandmothers is brimming with so many of the classic and favorite things a granmother grew up with, and illustrated with charming vintage art she is sure to adore. Included are: 20 Fairy Tales: including The Little Mermaid, Thumbkin, Snow White and Red Rose, The Fisherman and His Wife, and Rupunzel; 16 Poems: such as Who Knows If The Moon's by e.e. cummings, The Sweetie Shop by Jessie Pope, and Robert Louis Stevenson'd Good Children; 12 Nursery Rhymes: including such beloved classics as Goosey Goosey Gander, Old Mother Hubbard, and Sleep, Baby, Sleep; 14 Songs: including Baby Beluga, Little Red Caboose, Polly Wolly Doodle, and Big Rock Candy Mountain; 16 Old-Fashioned Games: from Tiddlywinks to Drop the Handkerchief; 5 Grandmother Stories: including A Tale Of Three Balloons by Mrs. Albert G. Latham and Marion Walton's Ned's Visit To His Grandmother; 10 Finger Games: such as Grandma's Glasses, Cabin In The Wood, Round the Garden, and The Beehive; 28 Activities: including Embroidered Bibs, a Crib Quilt, and a Family Tree to give to a new grandchild, as well as a Felt Flower Chain, Body Collage, and holiday activities to do with the little ones; 30 Recipes: everything a grandmother needs to indulge her grandchildren including Ice Cream Sundaes, Chocolate Fudge, Peach Cobbler, Lemon Squares, Strawberry Shortcake, Peacan Pie, Chocolate Layer Cake, and Classic Drinks.
To celebrate more than 250,000 copies sold, The Little Big Book for Grandmothers is back in an updated edition with a revised foreword, new jacket design, new endpapers, and a new ISBN. This is a charming book filled with fairy tales, poetry, nursery rhymes, song, stories, words of wisdom, activities, and recipes that are sure to enchant and delight. The Little Big Book for Grandmothers is brimming with many of the classic and favorite things grandmothers grew up with, and illustrated with charming vintage art she is sure to adore from artists such as Jessie Wilcox Smith and Kate Greenaway.
This packed anthology includes:
-18 fairy tales such as The Little Mermaid, Thumbkin, Snow White and Rose Red, The Fisherman and His Wife, and Rapunzel
-19 poems by e.e. cummings, Robert Frost, Ogden Nash, Shel Silverstein, and others
-13 nursery rhymes including Goosey, Goosey, Gander, and Old Mother Hubbard
-15 songs from "Polly Wolly Doodle" and "Billy Boy" to "Little Red Caboose" and "Baby Beluga"
-26 finger games and old-fashioned games such as Grandma's glasses and Tiddlywinks
-More than 30 activities from embroidery and making a family quilt, to Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Show and holiday activities
-More than 30 recipes to indulge and nourish from Ice Cream Sundaes and Strawberry Shortcake to Chicken Pot Pie and Momma Bread
Includes 100 full-color illustrations and 150 line illustrations
Filled with fairy tales, poetry, nursery rhymes, songs, stories, activities, finger games, and recipes, this treasury is illustrated throughout by such artists as Jessie Willcox Smith, Kate Greenaway, and Ida Waugh. 250 illustrations, 100 in color.
About the Author
Lena Tabori has conceived and edited A Day in the Life of Hollywood (Turner), The Norman Rockwell Christmas Book (Abrams), Love: A Celebration of Art & Literature (with Jane Lahr for Stewart,Tabori & Chang), The Little Big Book of Love, and The Little Big Book of Christmas (both William Morrow). She has two grown daughters, Natasha and Katrina.
Alice Wong has edited various titles including Victoria: The Intimate Home (Hearst Books) and The Best of Mexico (Collins). She has three little daughters, Chi-Chi, Phoebe, and Sylvia.
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