Saturday, May 17, 2014
GG and Mamela Blog Tour & Review
This is a WONDERFUL story for families who are grappling with loss, death and dying. This is a wonderful story about a special relationship between a girl and her great grandmother at the end of her beautiful life. Very moving story, perfect for children!!
The first thing that caught my eye in this book is the very first picture - it made me SMILE. And why you might ask? Because I realized it was a girl with her grandma (great grandma for this book) but they were sitting at a table having a tea party. I am 38 years old and lost my grandma who was like a second mother to me in 2001 so i know how much grandmothers should be treasured for everything they are worth :) mamelas relationship with her grandmother is basically the substance of the book, and the watercolor pictures are absolutely breathtaking! I really enjoyed the way mamela and her "GG" went places together and had fun, and the way they told others their relationship "I am mamela and this is my GG" :) I have a seven year old daughter who is a lot like mamela and she is just as close to my mother as I was to my grandmother. unfortunately as we read on we realize that the book itself is about a little girl dealing with the difficult fact that her grandmother is dying :( And I cried. When mamela offers to make her GG the soup they had made together it was heartbreaking. But this book is awesome for kids because it really does help teach them how to deal with loss and realize that even though they may have lost a loved one that loved one will always be with them no matter what BECAUSE of the love that exists between them. Check out the Book Tour Here and Enter the Giveaway. Enjoy
***I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to leave an honest review***