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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Encyclopedia of Grannies
by Eric Veille
Age Range: 6-8
An offbeat book covering all manner of things about grannies. Headings range from Age, nicknames, time, wisdom, creases, moods and much, much, more. From the more serious questions such as – why do grannies always tell us to speak up? Why do they have creases on their faces? how flexible are grannies? exactly how old are grannies? and do grannies have time for hugs? to the downright bizarre – do you ever find grannies inside pumpkins? These are just some of the questions raised in this witty book packed with clever wordplay from French author and illustrator Eric Veillé, translated by Daniel Hahn.
With much tongue-in-cheek humour, this picture book is a lot of fun. From full page illustrations to individual vignettes packed full of detail in eye-catching primary colours, this is another Veillé creation after My Pictures After the Storm* that will have young children giggling (and adults too).
*Reviewed on the Outside In World website.