Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Children's Book Review~The Misadventures of Yia Yia and Lucey
When I saw the title of this book, I knew I had to read it. I am called Yia Yia (Grandma in Greek) by my grandson, as I was raised in a Greek family. The Misadventures of Yia Yia and Lucey, by author Patricia M. Linaris, is a delightful book for older elementary age children and up. Adults would enjoy it as well.
The book is all letters written by the author to her grandchildren while they were away at camp and feeling homesick. The author created fabulous, funny tales to make her grandkids (and their campmates) laugh. Included in the crazy tales is the author's dog, Lucey. Instead of chapters, the letters are in order by date. At the back of the book are some extra letters sent as Thank You notes and to her Book Club members.
The Misadventures of Yia Yia and Lucey would be a great book for an older child and/or adult. It is light, fun reading.
*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.