Parents' Guide to

Peeny Butter Fudge

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Toothsome gift for zany grandmas to share with grandkids.

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Kids will enjoy reading about the shenanigans of the three grandkids and their Nana. And grandmothers will love sharing the book with their grandkids. Both will love the rhyming, rhythmic text as well as the full-paged illustrations that truly capture what is so special the relationship between kids and their grandmas. Readers may feel a little dissatisfied by the shortness of the book and wish for a few more Nana adventures. However, that may leave room for readers to come up with some sweet fun of their own.

Full pages of very colorful oil-painted illustrations vividly express the chaos and energy of the day spent with Nana, as well as the love. From the start, when Nana and the kids are lined up, holding hands, all wearing colorful tennis shoes, and bidding goodbye to Mama, they look like partners-in-crime. Grandma is checking out the schedule, the kids are beaming, and the reader senses that the fun is about to burst out onto the scene. Purple staircases that curve, doors and lampshades that are a bit a-kilter show that Grandma's house is a place where rules can be bent just enough to make things fun. Even when Nana and kids are caught in the midst of a cooking mess, their faces shine with a glow that promises that the mess will be easily forgiven.

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