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Ada Public Library E M (Text) 33500013785738 New Available -
Crookston Public Library E M (Text) 33500013785746 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1623543355
  • ISBN: 9781623543358
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note: "First published in the United Kingdom and Ireland by Alanna Max."
Summary, etc.: When Lola's Nana-Bibi comes to visit, they have a whole week of adventures.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 2-5. Charlesbridge Publishing.
Grades K-1. Charlesbridge Publishing.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 February #1
    Lola looks forward to her grandmother's visit. When Nana-Bibi arrives, Lola gives up her bed to her grandmother and sleeps on a cozy, inflatable bed in the corner. Nana-Bibi gives presents to Mommy, Daddy, Lola, and her little brother. The next day, Nana watches her buy gifts for the folks back home and makes mandazi, a donut-like African fried bread. Sitting in a line, Nana-Bibi braids Mama's hair while Mama braids Lola's and Lola braids her doll's. After dinner, they put on music and the whole family dances. Before bedtime, Nana-Bibi talks about helping her nana with gardening and tells Lola that they will plant seeds tomorrow. For Lola, every day spent with her grandmother is quite special. Writing in short, well-phrased sentences, McQuinn conveys the affection that makes even the simplest activities the two share more enjoyable. From the endearing cover art onward, Beardshaw's illustrations use simple, rounded forms and rich, warm colors, reflecting the gentle tone of the text. This eighth book in the Lola series quietly celebrates the affection between grandparent and child. Preschool-Kindergarten. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Anna McQuinn has worked in children's books for more than thirty years as an editor, publisher, and writer. She has written more than twenty books for children, including the Lola Reads series. Anna has extensive experience running groups for young children and their parents at her local library.

Rosalind Beardshaw grew up in England. From a young age, she often spent rainy afternoons visiting art galleries. Rosalind has illustrated many books for children, including Mole's Babies, Just Right for Christmas, and The Best Present.

Subject: Grandmothers Juvenile fiction
Grandparent and child Juvenile fiction
African American families Juvenile fiction
Picture books for children
Grandmothers Fiction
Grandparent and child Fiction
Genre: Picture books.

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