Written by Jo Ellen Bogart, illustrated
by Barbara Reid
grandma went a-travelling, said: "what would have
me bring?" "Not much," said I, "just
a piece of sky, and a hundred songs I can sing..."
And Grandma manages to do
just that, delivering into a young girl's hands a pack
of unusual souvenirs, from "billabong goo"
to a sitar's zing. But more important, she brings the
enduring gifts of enthusiasm, love and respect for a
hundred different places and peoples the world over.
• 2011 Canadian Children's Book Centre TD Grade One Book Giveaway Selection!!
loving relationship between grandma and granddaughter
as each ages is tenderly captured in hugs, smiles and
subtle physical changes. ...Gifts is a treasure to read
alone, aloud, to a group, or to give to anyone who loves
the unique..." -
School Library Journal