Grandma's Visit and Pistachio Cake

Children - Adventure
65 Pages
Reviewed on 03/02/2021
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Author Biography

Shani T. Night is a self-proclaimed freelance author who has been writing on and off for the love of writing for over 13 years. Born in Washington DC, Shani now lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

Since childhood, the author has expressed an artistic side which she would eventually share with others. Whether it was in the form of performing arts or visual arts, she has always explored and expressed her imaginary gift of thoughts, and emotions while simply just being herself; at the same time not having her light dimmed.

During the last 12 years, there has been a growing need for her to put her thoughts and written words on paper where they can come alive in the form of characters. Her desire is to share her life’s inspiration and to inspire the younger audience.

Her love of food and fellowship is expressed in her books as she has always expressed throughout her life.

Shani writes children's books from inspiration which is aimed to inspire the younger generation. Her hope is that we all will continue to let our light shine, and not allow it to be dimmed. Shani’s desire is for all readers to learn the power of words.

Shani T. Night

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Have you ever had a green cake? No, not a mint cake, but a green cake, one made with pistachios. That’s right, pistachios, also “called the happy nut because they smile at you.” Well, at least that’s what Grandma says. She’s visiting Shani for the summer and they’re baking a cake together – a pistachio cake. Grandma is a special someone in Shani’s life: she smells good, she’s fun to be around and she’s smart. Even when the finished cake falls on the chair and Shani thinks the cake is history, Grandma knows just what to do.

Shani T. Night’s picture book story, Grandma’s Visit and Pistachio Cake, is another one of Shani’s series of adventure stories with her friends and family. This time the adventure centers around Grandma’s visit and the pistachio cake. I’ve never had pistachio cake. Have you? But what fun Shani and Grandma have making this cake and sharing stories. That’s what one does with a special Grandma. The plot follows Shani’s excitement about summer, what she loves to do in the summer, Grandma’s visit, and the highlight: making the cake. The language is simple so a beginner reader can easily follow along and perhaps even read it themselves. The illustrations are bold and colorful, with lots of wonderful facial expressions, which help to move the story along. This is another fun Shani story, meant to entertain and delight, with morsels of humor that will definitely make you laugh. There is nothing quite so special as the bond between a grandmother and her granddaughter.