Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: A Message for Grandma

34763130 A Message for Grandma by Carol Breckenridge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a gentle story about Alice, a young girl living in western Pennsylvania in the 1890s. Alice's mother sends her with a message to her German-speaking Grandma on the other side of the family farm. Alice speaks only English. As she walks across the farm repeating the message so that she will remember, she mangles it more with each new experience. Happily she gets it right at Grandma's house.

*I received a copy from NetGalley for review. This is my honest review*

A funny story to show kids the difficulty of a language barrier, and the importance of learning other languages. Alice only speaks English, her grandma only speaks German. Follow Alice to her grandmother's house while she tries to remember her mother's message with the many interruptions that come her way.

About the Author: 
Carol Breckenridge is an artist, illustrator, and art therapist. A former elementary school teacher, she worked for 20 years as an art therapist in mental health centers, and continues to supervise art therapy interns at Ursuline Colleges. She sells her art through BreckWorks at Carol now has 8 grandchildren of her own, but long ago her own grandmother told her that she had often been sent across the family farm with a message in German for her immigrant grandma. She lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio with her husband and schnauzer

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