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Children's Fiction Multigenerational

The Care and Keeping of Grandmas

by (author) Jennifer Mook-Sang

illustrated by Yong Ling Kang

Initial publish date
Apr 2023
Multigenerational, Humorous Stories, Diversity & Multicultural
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2023
    List Price

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When grandma moves in, a precocious child shares her tips for making her feel at home in this funny picture book, for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma.

It can be discombobulating for all involved when a grandma moves in permanently. Fortunately, our narrator has gone through it and has LOTS of tips on how to make your grandma feel at home.

In a story filled with humor, confusion and moments of sweetness, Jennifer Mook-Sang introduces us to a delightful family dynamic and a grandma who doesn’t really need the help settling in but appreciates it anyway. As Grandma goes about her days, her well-meaning granddaughter sees her caring for her plants, and makes sure that Grandma is getting the proper care too.

About the authors


JENNIFER MOOK-SANG lives and writes (while chuckling to herself) with her husband and two sons in Burlington, Ontario. She has a master’s degree in psychology and has worked with children of all ages in health and educational settings. She has volunteered as a reading coach and co-ordinator for literacy programs in local schools. Jennifer was a finalist in the Writing for Children Competition 2014 sponsored by CANSCAIP and The Writer’s Union of Canada. Speechless is her first novel.


Jennifer Mook-Sang's profile page

YONG LING KANG is an illustrator who grew up in Singapore and is now based in Toronto, Ontario. She is fascinated by storytelling, and has honed her craft through picture books, Manga, cartoons, and formal schooling in an animation program. She has illustrated several picture books, including The Midnight Club, This House Is Home, and William's Getaway.


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Editorial Reviews

"This specific story of a household gaining a new member is told in a broadly applicable way that will feel familiar to many families. Warmth and love shine through this tale of intergenerational bonding." —Kirkus Reviews
"[F]ull of ironic, humorous moments, both in the text and the illustrations. . . . The Care and Keeping of Grandmas will appeal to families and will be especially useful for those with relatives making that transition." —CM Reviews

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