Synopses & Reviews
Going to Gramma?s takes plenty of preparation. Granddaughter packs her overnighty trunk and says goodbye to Mom, Dad, little fish and baby in the bed. She can?t wait to see her silly millie gramma! Together at last, the two spend a day full of dancing, painting each other and partying with a razzle and a dazzle before, finally, resting together in a ricky rocky swing. What a day!
Barbara Joosse?s spirited text combined with Jan Jutte?s lively illustrations create this delightful story. Full of engaging, bouncy language that zips right along, this is an original picture book that captures the loving relationship between a young-hearted gramma and her enthusiastic granddaughter.
"Jutte's illustrations, jauntily drawn and heavily inked, provide much of the pleasure in this celebration of a joyous overnight at Gramma's. Gramma, a wrinkled elephant, is an artist, and Jutte (who last plumbed the mythos of bedtime with Joosse in Roawr!) fills her rural cabin with an abundance of artwork, mismatched furniture, and offbeat paraphernalia. Joosse narrates the granddaughter's arrival in first-person, stream-of-consciousness chatter: 'I'm flipping off my shoesies and I'm rolling down my socksies and I'm sighing and I'm singing and I'm... THERE!' Gramma is the source of one captivating idea after another; they run through paper taped over a door, throw an impromptu party, splatter each other with paint, and even switch roles, with the girl inventing two uproariously pitch-perfect bedtime stories ('Once upon a time there was a cake that nobody ate. And then they did. The End'). To be allowed to look in on this idyllic relationship ('Oh. We love each other so,' is the granddaughter's recurring chorus) and imagine oneself as part of it is this quirky story's gift to readers. Ages 3 5." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
From the creators of "ROAWR!" comes a razzle-dazzle day with Gramma. Joosse's spirited text combined with Jutte's lively illustrations create a delightful story full of engaging, bouncy language that zips right along. Full color.
About the Author
Barbara Joosse lives in Wisconsin.
Jan Jutte lives in the Netherlands.