Go, Grandma, Go!
Go, Grandma, Go!
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Go, Grandma, Go!

Written by Lynn Plourde & illustrated by Sophie Beer
Published by Little Simon
Prices as of Jun 21

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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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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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Book Details

Publication Date
March 10, 2020
Reading Age
0 - 4 years

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Core Score - 51%

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Depth Score - 28%

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