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Nana in the City

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Gentle tale of grandma helping boy feel brave in new place.

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This gentle, reassuring book that does a wonderful job of depicting the very loving relationship between a grandmother and her young grandson. The text in Nana in the City is simple, the message is solidly uplifting, and the artwork is fantastic. Castillo paints in vibrant oranges and red watercolors that definitely bring the story to life. Dark lines outlining parts of each illustration make the pictures pop with energy, and effects done with salt bring a gritty texture to sidewalks, streets, and other scenes of the city.

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