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Reviewed by Kristine Zimmerman for Readers' Favorite
A Day with Granny Nelly is a humorous story written by Linda Matesa. Granny Nelly’s grandson comes over to spend the day with her. Right from the start things get a little wild and crazy as they prepare to head to the grocery store. First, Granny tries to put on her grandson’s shoe. On the way to the store, there is an unusual noise; it is a trash can being dragged by their car. A very messy shopping trip ensues and, on the way, out Granny meets someone she knows. Once they are finally home again there is a game of hide and seek and a bedtime story before they both snuggle down for the night.
A Day with Granny Nelly is a great story for anyone who has an unconventional grandma. So often grandmothers are depicted as sweet, neat, and calm. Granny Nelly is not like that at all. I am sure there is never a dull moment at her house. Masa Pavlovic’s illustrations really make the story. She has created a delightful cozy home, so make sure to look for the cat in each picture. Granny is depicted as a relaxed, stylish grandma, who looks like she would be fun to hang out with. Even though the day may not go as planned, it is clear there is a lot of love between Granny Nelly and her grandson. This one is for all the grandmas who do not fit the granny stereotype. Grandmas can be fun, wild and a little eccentric too.