Thursday, January 31, 2013

grandma's bookshelf - What Will You Be, Grandma? - I'm Giving One Away!

I'm so happy for the opportunity to share a book with you which is charming and delightful . . . and imaginative! It is sure to make you smile! As I read this I could just picture some of the ideas Josiah might come up with for the things I could "grow up to be"!!!

What Will You Be, Grandma?
Author - Nanette Newma
Illustrator - Emma Chichester Clark
Publisher - Templar Books/Candlewick Press
Ages 4+

Favorite Features -
  • Touching story of a conversation between a little girl and her grandma . . . certainly could be a conversation any of us could have with our own dear grandchildren!
  • Beautiful, colorful and fun illustrations!
  • Encourages imagination, conversation and love!
  • Strong message for all grandmas - and grandpas . . . "you've still got a long way to go!"

I love this story! It begins with; "One day Lily asked her grandma, 'What do you think you'll be when you grow up?' 'Well,' said her grandma, 'a lot of people think I've grown up already.' 'oh, no,' said Lily. 'You've still got a long way to go.'" From there Lily gives her grandma all kinds of ideas of things she could be, "when she grows up", such as; "a lady who goes to schools and says, 'No more lessons today. Everyone go and play!'" Or, "a lady who makes lollipops and gives them away to children so they can save their allowance." I especially love what grandma says she would like to be; "a lady with a little granddaughter named Lily who she loves from the top of her head to the tips of her toes." Can you see why I find this book so delightful? Of course this grandma wants to be a lady who loves Josiah and Caleb from the tops of their heads to the tips of their toes . . . and she most certainly is!!!

Read this book with your grandchildren and ask them to help you think of what you can "be", "when you grow up!" I'm so delighted to say, not only did Templar/Candlewick Press send me this book to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only)! If you'd like to be in the drawing for What Will You Be, Grandma?,  which will be on February 15, 2013,  please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win this book and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know! 


  1. Sounds delightful to a grandma like me. I follow on fb and email.