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Children's Nonfiction Multigenerational

All About Grandmas

by (author) Roni Schotter

illustrated by Janice Nadeau

Penguin Young Readers Group
Initial publish date
Mar 2012
Multigenerational, Alternative Family, General
Recommended Age
3 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to 12
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2012
    List Price

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This jazzy ode to grandmas is just in time for Mother's Day

Today, there's no such thing as a typical grandma. They do different jobs and have different hobbies. But one thing common to all grandmas is the love and wisdom they have to share, and nothing says that better than this rhyming celebration of the modern grandma. From the jellying, jamming, and pickling grannies to the surprising number of tickling grannies, this stylishly illustrated book covers them all.

About the authors

Roni Schotter's profile page

Janice Nadeau studied graphic design at the Université du Québec à Montréal and illustration at the École supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (France) before working as an art director for various organizations. Over the years she has illustrated a number of books and is a three-time recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Illustration. Nadeau has an evocative, poetic and sophisticated style, which blends both retro and modern aesthetics. Her fine and intricate line work can be seen through her soft watercolours, whose multitude of details bring a rich touch to her compositions. Nadeau lives in Montréal, Québec, where she teaches illustration at the École de design of Université du Québec à Montréal. For more information, visit

Janice Nadeau's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Children will enjoy cuddling on Granny's soft lap and listening to her read this book."--Children's Literature

"Warm and inclusive . . . this will appeal to youngsters who have a sweet spot for their grans."--School Library Journal

"This is a clever, buoyant look at many children's favorite relative."--Kirkus Reviews

Other titles by Janice Nadeau