As an avid reader, books have always been an important part of my life. As a mother, grandmother, and home educator of many years, one of my highest priorities has been finding good, quality books for children. I'm talking about books that children delight in reading, and also impart a lesson or value. I've discovered one of these great children's books in Battle of the Grandmas by author Anthonette Klinkerman.
In Battle of the Grandmas, a little girl has lots of grandparents, who live all over the country. Her Grandmas love to send her presents, and one day the three Grandmas sent the little girl the exact same book! After that, the Grandmas were trying to outdo each other with the best toys, candy, and clothes they could find. It got to be too much, and the little girl finally put a stop to it. She told her Grandmas that she would much rather have their time than all that stuff. So, the toys and clothes went to other children who needed them, and the little girl enjoyed the time and love her Grandmas gave her.
As you can tell from these pictures, my grandson Daniel loves Battle of the Grandmas! It is 34 pages long, with half of the pages being delightful cartoon-like illustrations. The illustrations were created by Justin Acquavella, a High School Senior! The text is the perfect size for early readers, with just enough text on each page to not overwhelm. As I said earlier, I LOVE when there is a lesson to be learned in a story, and in Battle of the Grandmas, the lesson is for kids and grandparents alike! As a fairly new grandparent, I now understand that feeling of wanting to spoil my grandson. But, I know that he just wants ME-my full attention, to play and make memories with him.
Anthonette Klinkerman is a public school teacher and public speaker. She teaches English at a night high school for at-risk teens, and conducts her award-winning mobile etiquette school, Courtesy Bootcamp, for businesses during the days. Battle of the Grandmas was written first, but is actually her second published book. Her first book is titled Courtesy Bootcamp; a not-so-gentle reminder to live by The Golden Rule.
Battle of the Grandmas is a Reader's Favorite Book Award Winner. You can purchase your own copy of Battle of the Grandmas on Amazon. Learn more about the book on its Facebook page, and visit the author at her website, www.courtesybootcamp.com .
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*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.