“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Yay!  Perfect Picture Book is back and boy do I have some treats in store for you this year…..

The lines on Nana’s face

Written and Illustrated by: Simona Ciraolo

Published by: Flying Eye Books October 2016

Ages:   3 – 5 years

Theme: Wonder, Memory, Intergeneration

Opening Lines: Today is Nana’s birthday! I know she’s happy because she likes it when we are all together.

Synopsis:  It’s granny’s birthday, but her little granddaughter wonders why, because of the lines on her face, she looks so worried! But they are simply wrinkles, and grandma is very fond of her lines because they are where she keeps her memories.

Why I like this: I love this wrinkle in time story. This is a real treasure. When kids so often wonder at why when we get older more lines cross our face this beautiful story helps them see that they are merely wonders of times gone by. In each line this Nana tells her granddaughter of special moments she remembers from her childhood to present day. This is a heart-warming story, with soft colourful pencil and watercolour illustrations throughout.

Resources/Findings: The author’s website….     http://simonaciraolo.com/

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop over  and visit the lovely author, Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with books reviewed by many authors



About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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7 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

  1. Darlene says:

    What a cute book. All the best for 2019!!

  2. What a gentle way to explain wrinkles! I haven’t seen this book before. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a great and daring title! I love intergenerational books that integrate memories to be shared with children. I remember giggling about the wrinkles and red moles on my grandmother’s face and arms. This IS a great share!

  4. Sue Heavenrich says:

    I love your description of this as a wrinkle-in-time story! It sounds lovely.

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