cover image Stepping Out with Grandma Mac

Stepping Out with Grandma Mac

Nikki Grimes. Orchard, $16.95 (48pp) ISBN 978-0-531-30320-7

Nikki Grimes pens a series of poems, illus. by Angelo, chronicling the relationship of a 10-year-old girl and her grandmother in Stepping Out with Grandma Mac. Told from the child's point of view, the verses reveal a grandma who doesn't bake cookies, and whose idea of a field trip centers around the garment district. As the collection progresses, the wisdom in Grandma Mac's stern lessons and austere values slowly reveals itself to the young narrator. ( Apr.)