cover image Grandma and Me

Grandma and Me

Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Ashleigh Corrin. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $

Grandmas of myriad abilities, body types, and brown skin tones laugh, play (pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo), and more throughout this cheerful board book tribute. Weatherford’s breezy, activity-oriented rhymes (“She understands/ my baby talk// and takes me on/ my morning walk”) are accompanied by Corrin’s bright, crayon- and stipple-textured illustrations, which feature grandmothers and babies interacting. Snuggles and smiles abound, as in one scene of a grandma who uses a wheelchair grinning as the child on her lap coos. In another spread, a toddler assists in the kitchen (“She bakes me cake// and tater pie// ’cause I’m the apple/ of her eye.”). A joy-filled celebration of grandparents for babies and toddlers. Ages up to 3. (Mar.)