Baby Duck's New Grandma

Children - General
42 Pages
Reviewed on 09/03/2014
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Author Biography

Mary Jo was born and raised in Maryland. Her enthusiasm for children's books began at a very young age. She fondly remembers her parents reading to her and spending summers going to the library. Growing up Mary Jo was a quiet, shy individual. She found writing as a way to express herself and possibly help others.

Mary Jo has written and illustrated several children’s books including her most successful book, Grandma, What is Cancer? Through her own life experiences as a single mom, she likes to write books that have a purpose and positive messages for children. She addresses issues such as bullying, family, self-esteem, and even tough issues like cancer and dying.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Baby Duck's New Grandma by Mary Jo Prado is a delightful storybook for children. Baby Duck's grandma is in heaven and Baby Duck is really missing her. She loves her grandma very much and she feels lonely and lost now that her grandma is not there. She thinks of the good times she has shared with her grandma, their times together in the park, and shopping, and many other things. Then suddenly her grandpa drops in and surprises her with a gift. What could that be? Is it something that Baby Duck really wanted for herself or some other gift which will hold her interest?

The author shares a beautiful story that has an endearing concept and message for kids. It teaches them how to cope up with loss and also how to accept new things in their lives. Meeting her new grandma Donna is unexpected for Baby Duck and initially she finds it difficult to accept that she is going to have a new grandma. But then her new grandma makes her feel comfortable by taking her for walks along the creek and doing a lot of fun things together. It is a perfect story to help children welcome new people into their lives. It is a good book to read to kids during bedtime and makes a charming book for read-aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The illustrations are bright and colorful and they breathe life and movement into the characters and scenes, making it easy for kids to relate to the characters and story.