What Do You Call Your Grandma?

Publication Date: 17 Mar. 2021
Format: Hardback

ISBN 9780733340840

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    An inclusive picture book for grandparents everywhere.

    In every country around the world are grandmas short and tall.

    Though they go by different names, we love them one and all.

    From talented duo Ashleigh Barton and Martina Heiduczek, comes a charming and heart-warming book that celebrates the many different ways we say grandma.

    What Do You Call Your Grandma? is a love letter to grandmothers and families from every corner of the globe.


    Shortlisted - CBCA Early Childhood Book 2022


    'A beautiful gift book and one to share with all the family, from the youngest readers to grandparents and great-grandparents.' - Kids' Book Review

    'Together Barton and Heiduczek have produced a delightful picture book celebrating grandfathers from every corner of the globe. What Do You Call Your Grandpa? is a fabulous choice for school or home and is one that will be sure to delight.' - Dark Matter Zine

    'What Do You Call Your Grandpa? celebrates cultural diversity, individuality, families, and love. The book depicts the special bond grandfathers share with their grandchildren while highlighting the fact that every grandpa and relationship is unique.' - Buzz Words

    'With this debut book, Ashleigh Barton provides a heartwarming depiction of child-grandfather relationships around the world ... This is a beautiful and important book for children living in our culturally diverse country.' - ReadPlus

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    Book Type: Picture Books
    Age Group: 4 years +
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    Good Reads Rating: /5
    Literary Rating: /5


    Wherever you go in the world, there are sure to be grandmas—and they are known by many different names. From the Nonnas of Italy to the MeeMaws of the USA, from the Ammas of Iceland to the Abuelitas of South America, Grandmas around the world hold a special place in children’s hearts and lives.

    A companion to 2021 CBCA Notable What Do You Call Your Grandpa? This is a very sweet story that celebrates grandmothers from a range of different cultures. A delightful rhyming scheme links all these different families together, and the colourful illustrations represent the different cultures presented on each spread. The handy list of Grandmas and their home countries at the end of the book helps to clearly identify all the names, languages and countries included in the story.

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