By Aimée Bissonette with Illustrations by Claudia McGehee
Minnesota Historical Society Press, $16.95
Appropriate for ages 3-7.
Children will enjoy this short story of a young girl who visits her Grandma in the North Woods. Together they go for walks, listening to the birds chirping and frogs peeping. They pick bright red tomatoes and string beans from the garden, and can beans for friends and neighbors. And as the seasons change, so do their adventures. While this young girl’s Grandma isn’t “like other Grandma’s,” she is an inspiration and someone to admire. Bissonette’s story, accompanied by the beautiful woodcut illustrations of McGehee, remind young readers to appreciate the little things in life and treasure our natural surroundings.—Breana Roy