What Do You Call Your Grandma?
ABC Books, 2021
32pp., hbk., RRP $A19.99
In every country around the world are grandpas short and tall,
Though they go by different names, we love them one and all
A Granny here, a Nanna there – or maybe she’s a Nan?
Turn the page, let’s meet a few of the finest in the land…
This is the companion to What Do You Call Your Grandpa? and like its predecessor, it introduces readers to all the words that our students use to refer to their grandparents, but this time it is grandmothers in the spotlight. But whether it’s Nonna, Nani, MeeMaw, Bibi, Amma or one of the other special names, what is also in focus is that special relationship and bond that children have with their grandmothers and the precious memories that are made as they celebrate life together.
As well as teaching little ones new names – I can envisage of wall display of photos of the children’s grandparents and the special names they call them, especially as the author invites the reader to share – this would also be a grand book for those who are learning English as a new language because they will delight in seeing their own culture represented in a way that connects us all.
Perfect combination for Harmony Day with so many opportunities to develop displays .