"Over the course of this lovely book, a young girl pays seasonal visits to her grandma, a feisty, sweet and unconventional North Woods dweller. Thanks to Aimée Bissonette’s engaging narrative and Claudia McGehee’s dense, gorgeous scratchboard renderings of the natural world, we’re immersed in their wanderings and explorations in a way completely captivating. Another fine effort from the Minnesota Historical Society Press, where they’ve mastered the art of putting authors and illustrators together with great success."
"One of the prettiest and well-written books of the season is narrated by a girl who admires her grandmother for not looking like other grandmas: 'She's bony. And she dresses in Grandpa's old flannel shirts.' But Grandma knows the woods behind her house and where to observe animals and ducks."
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"Bissonette's debut picture book is narrated by a young girl who enjoys the north woods as much as her grandmother does. . . . The scratchboard and watercolor artwork enhances the beauty of this heartwarming story about the love this little girl has for nature and her grandmother. The scenes are cozy because of how the starry skies, the wildlife, and the abundance of trees surround the main characters on every page. VERDICT This is a powerful intergenerational story about how a grandmother came to be a role model for her granddaughter."
School Library Journal *Starred Review
"A celebration of both family and nature with exemplary illustrations."
"It’s a book that celebrates life’s simple, quiet pleasures—from canning summer vegetables to savoring the smell of pine—as well as the importance of sharing them with like-minded souls of any age."
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