It’s time for another edition of Nonna’s Corner where I share children’s books I have read with my grandchildren affectionately known as the “Royals.” Today I have one that the Princess particularly enjoyed, Grandma’s Purse by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this delightful tale.
by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
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Spend the day with Mimi and her granddaughter in this charming picture book about the magic found in Mimi's favorite accessory, perfect for readers who love How to Babysit a Grandma!
When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, she always brings warm hugs, sweet treats...and her purse. You never know what she'll have in there--fancy jewelry, tokens from around the world, or something special just for her granddaughter. It might look like a normal bag from the outside, but Mimi and her granddaughter know that it's pure magic!
In this adorable, energetic ode to visits from grandma, beloved picture book creator Vanessa Brantley Newton shows how an ordinary day can become extraordinary.
There is just something magical about a grandmother’s handbag and Vanessa Brantley-Newton delightfully explores that magic in Grandma’s Purse. Vivid colorful illustrations share the story of a little girl and her Grandma “Mimi” exploring the contents of her purse. From candy to hairpins the tale made Princess Sophia smile. I loved how it captured the bond between grandchild and grandmother while they sorted and played. Since acquiring the book, we have read it several times and I love that the illustrations help Sophia read the book to me. Of course, she asked Nonna to buy her a purse just like the one in the book. She knows exactly what she will put in it.
- Age Range: 3 – 5 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
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I love “Grandma’s Purse” and will have to get it for my 14-month old grand-daughter. It holds special meaning for me because I, too, am a “Mimi”!
Tyler H. Jolley
This is so cute, I love it.
Nonna always has the best recommendations! Thanks for the post.
Megan @ reading away the days
This book sounds adorable and I like the illustrations.
Who’s Nonna? Is that short for Grandma? Anyway, I remember reading to my kids. It was such a pleasure to read children’s books. They make a great audience. I didn’t know about this feature of your blog until today.
Hi Jackie, I am Nonna and yes it’s another name for,grandmother. It is an Americanized version of Nona. The Italian word for grandmother.
Hi, Kim! ok girl. Thanks for your reply. Now I read Graphic Novels to myself :(. Do you like Robert Munsch? He’s Canadian 😛 Anyway…
Aw, this seems really cute. My oldest niece and nephew love looking through my mom’s purse…and they call her Mimi too. 🙂
Geybie’s Book Blog
I love your Nonna’s Corner Reviews/features, Kim. Thanks for sharing. ❤️