What Do You Call Your Grandma?
Ashleigh Barton (Illust: Martina Heiduczek)
Publisher: ABC: An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780733340840
Awards Year: 2022
Category: Book of the Year: Early Childhood


An inclusive picture book for grandparents everywhere.

In every country around the world are grandmas short and tall.

Though they go by different names, we love them one and all.

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The author says...

Enjoy a video generously provided by author Ashleigh Barton as she talks about the story behind her story.

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The CBCA judges say...

This high-production picture book is a heart-warming trip around the globe, celebrating the wonderful relationships between children and their grandmothers. Themes of family, love, culture and diversity are explored, and the mood is one of joy and celebration. Written in rhyming couplets, the illustrations marry beautifully with the text, and reveal further details about family life in homes around the world, offering opportunities to discuss cultures other than the readers' own. Each grandmother is unique, but all are portrayed as vibrant women interacting with their grandchildren in a delightful array of different activities The appendix connecting each word for ‘grandmother’ to the corresponding language is well-researched and something to relish.

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