My Two Grannies by Floella Benjamin
  

My Two Grannies

Written by Floella Benjamin

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Full of affection, this is also a useful guide to how to resolve possible tensions between two grannies! Alvina loves both her grannies and she loves the different things they like doing. But, when the two grannies are left to look after her, things get very complicated. Granny Vero from Trinidad and Granny Rose from England both want to take charge. Should they play dominoes or snakes and ladders? Should they go to the zoo or feed the ducks? Luckily, Alvina comes up with a very clever solution and everyone has a wonderful time.

Shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2009.

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Synopsis

My Two Grannies by Floella Benjamin

Alvina has two grannies who she loves with all her heart. Grannie Vero is from the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Grannie Rose is from the north of England.

When Alvina's parents go away on holiday, both the grannies move in to Alvina's house to look after her. But the two grannies want to do different things, eat different food, play different games and tell different stories. The grannies get crosser and crosser with each other, but Alvina thinks of a way they can do all the things their own way so the grannies can become the best of friends.

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Does a wonderful job of showing the many differences between Caribbean Granny and Yorkshire Granny. In the end they manage to bring their two worlds together to ensure that they, and the little girl, can all try a little taste of each culture, and have enormous fun together as one big, happy family. || A lovely story to read to my grandchildren. A good lesson for all. || A super story to promote cultural difference, promote inclusion and use a wehicle through which children can talk about the many different kinds of families there are. It is vibrantly and affectionately illustrated story that children will love to hear again and again.

About the Author

Floella Benjamin

Floella Benjamin was born in Trinidad in 1949 and came to England in 1960. She is an actress, presenter, writer, producer, working peer and an active advocate for the welfare and education of children. She is best known as a presenter of the iconic BBC children's television programmes Play School and Play Away, and she continues to make children's programmes. Her broadcasting work has been recognized with a Special Lifetime Achievement BAFTA and OBE. She was appointed a Baroness in the House of Lords in 2010. In 2012 she was presented with the prestigious J. M. Barrie Award by Action for Children's Arts, for her lasting contribution to children's lives through her art. Floella has written thirty books, including Coming to England, which is used as a resource in schools in social and cross-curricular areas. The book was adapted into an award-winning film for BBC Education.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Floella Benjamin
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Author's Website

www.floellabenjamin.com/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

8th June 2009

ISBN

9781847800343

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