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Go, Grandma, Go!

Written by Lynn Plourde & illustrated by Sophie Beer
Published by Little Simon
5.08 / 7.0
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“A lively and sweet representation of grandmothers bursting with bright and colorful illustrations.”

This surprisingly fun board book celebrates grandmothers of a variety of age and ethnicity through bold, bright illustrations and rhyming text. Most of the grandmas portrayed are shown being active and adventurous in activities like sledding, hiking, and surfing, which limits the applicability and relatability this book has to many real life grandmothers. However, grandmas and grandchildren are also seen grocery shopping, flying kites, and snuggling on a hammock. Simple shapes and little to no shading, along with the playful facial expressions of the grandmothers and children, make the illustrations particularly understandable for young children yet still exciting, detailed, and beautiful enough for any age. The text accompanying each colorfully illustrated scene consists of two lines of original rhymes and the additional phrase, “Go, Grandma, go!,” until slowing down on the final page with a relaxing “Slow, Grandma, slow.” Both the short rhymes and lively illustrations encapsulate a sweet representation of grandmothers and the beauty they bring to a grandchild’s life, ending with the lingering elicitation of favorite memories of and emotions associated with grandmothers.

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Perfect for the grandmas who slide the slides, swing the swings, and love their grandchildren dearly, this charming board book celebrates the special relationship between grandmothers and their grandkids.

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Grandma is on the go in this charming board book! From pushing the stroller, to swinging on the swings, to hiking up a mountain, grandma and grandchild are always having a ball! This board book perfectly captures the special bond that grandmothers have with their grandchildren.

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Quotes from Go, Grandma, Go!

  • “Breezes blow / to and fro. Slow, / Grandma, / slow.”

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • This book shows a variety of fun activities the kid might enjoy with their grandmother. What activities do you like to do with your grandmother?

  • Grandmas do a lot in this story, like playing the guitar, flying a kite, and hiking. What are your grandmothers talents? What do you love about your grandma?

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.0 / 7.0
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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
5.0 / 7.0
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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.25 / 7.0

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Book Topics › rhyming
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Who Wrote Go, Grandma, Go!

Lynn Plourde

Lynn Plourde is the author of forty children’s books, including Wild Child; Wake Up, Baby Bear!; and Maxi’s Secrets. She often makes author visits to schools, teaching students how to write their own stories. Lynn lives in Maine where she adores being an on-the-go grandma to her grandson. You can visit her online at

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Who Illustrated Go, Grandma, Go!

Sophie Beer

Sophie Beer completed a dual degree in Law and Creative Industries with distinction at Queensland University of Technology, but found the whole law thing completely wrong for her and now works primarily in children’s and editorial illustration.

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Publication Date:
March 10, 2020

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