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Thursday, May 1, 2014

#ReviewShare #BookReview #Children - My Grandma Lives in Florida by Ed Shankman

My Grandma Lives in FloridaMy Grandma Lives in Florida by Ed Shankman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of the better children's book I've read more recently. Children are a tricky audience - too little and it's not interesting enough, too much and you're boring. Never easy to find a good balance but I must say Ed Shankman is very close to perfection.

Based on My Grandma Lives in Florida, children between the ages of 3 and 6 will adore his book. In this book, his use of travel, family interactions and speech to teach a child unconditional love is beyond impressive. It's okay to have your imperfections, people will still love you - this is an important lesson for children to learn from a young age as they grow up in a society that demands unattainable perfection.

Illustrations are very well done and are well-suited to the story. Colours are vibrant and catchy for a child. Younger children learning to read may find the text a bit small but this also depends on the type of reading device and format. All in, fantastic work. Ed Shankman definitely has a new fan.

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.


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