Grandma's purse / Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

By: Brantley-Newton, Vanessa [author,, illustrator.]Material type: TextTextEdition: First editionDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781524714314; 1524714313; 9781524714321; 1524714321Subject(s): Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction | Grandparent and child -- Juvenile fiction | Handbags -- Juvenile fiction | Grandmothers -- Fiction | Handbags -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Imagination & Play | JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Multigenerational | JUVENILE FICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- African American | Grandmothers | Grandparent and child | HandbagsGenre/Form: Juvenile fiction. | Picture books. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Grandma's purse.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.1.B75153 | Gr 2018Other classification: JUV051000 | JUV013030 | JUV011010 Summary: "When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, her granddaughter cannot wait to see what treasures she has hidden in her purse."--
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"When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, her granddaughter cannot wait to see what treasures she has hidden in her purse."--

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PreS-Gr 2-A little African American girl eagerly awaits her grandma Mimi's arrival, because when Grandma comes, there is always a treasure in her purse! This visit is no different. With each item she removes from the purse comes an explanation from Grandma about how that item will come in handy ("You never know what you'll want to have with you!") or a bit about its sentimental value ("This coin purse holds my coins, of course, but it also holds memories"). Brantley-Newton's vividly colorful images paint the happiness the little girl feels in her grandmother's presence. By story's end, the child has taken everything out of grandma's purse and either tried it on or played with it, except for that very last thing in the bottom of the purse that has the girl's name on it! That special gift could lead to another book about this delightful family, or at least, we can hope so. This grandmother confidently seems to impart self-confidence and style to her granddaughter. VERDICT A strong intergenerational choice for any picture book collection.-Jennifer Steib Simmons, -Anderson County Library, SC © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion illustration at FIT and children's book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is the author and illustrator of Let Freedom Sing and Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table and has illustrated numerous children's books including Sewing Stories by Barbara Herkert, Mary Had A Little Glam by Tammi Sauer, One Love and Every Little Thing , words by Bob & Cedella Marley, and Presenting Tallulah by Tori Spelling. Vanessa currently makes her nest in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes. Learn more about Vanessa and her artwork at and on Facebook.

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