Friday, July 27, 2012
Book Review: Grandma's Wedding Album by Harriet Ziefert, Paintings by Karla Gudeon
While playing in their grandparent's attic a brother and sister discover wedding clothes. They dress in the new found treasures and show their grandmother how they look. This gives the grandmother an opportunity to tell the story of her and their grandfather's courtship, and then wedding day.
Special moments when young children are able to be still and attentive, gives any grandmother an opportunity to build a new memory.
I've learned that those memories from my childhood of sitting near my grandparents, parents, and or other family members; and listening to their stories of childhood, or early courtship, or working years, or other life stories are so precious to me. I wish I remembered more. I wished I'd written some of them down.
Taking time for our children or grandchildren, talking to them, telling them stories from our own life, is more important than a new toy, or in taking them somewhere. Children will remember how we made them feel when we focused on them, and listened to them, and shared from our hearts. It is a heritage that will be passed down to the next generation.
This is a great book.
It may be more attractive to a girl, but don't let the book pass by an opportunity for a child of either gender to enjoy sitting nearby and being read to.
Published by Blue Apple Books 2011
For ages 5-8
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