Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Grandma, Aren't You Glad the World's Finally in Color Today!....Review & Giveaway!

About two years ago I had the pleasure of reading a delightful book, "If I Had as Many Grandchildren As You" by Lori Stewart (read my full review HERE).  It was and still is a big hit in our home.  I was so excited when I was contacted to review the latest book by Lori Stewart, "Grandma, Aren't You Glad the World's Finally in Color Today!". We couldn't wait to crack this book open when it came in the mail.  Here is the scoop on the latest from Lori Stewart....
As a companion to her award-winning book, If I had as many grand-children as you... (PalmarPress.com, 10/11), Lori Stewart starting thinking about what today's tech-savvy children think when they first notice the old black and white family photos hanging in the hallway, framed on the mantle, or carefully tabbed into place in the family photo album. It's certainly enough to make grandchildren say, "Aren't you glad the world's finally in color today!" The charming result is Grandma, Aren't You Glad the World's Finally in Color Today!

The new book is a story in rhyme that takes readers on a "then and now" journey through time. Narrated by a grandmother, the story compares her own mother's life and times to those of her grandchildren. 



My daughter and I were the first to enjoy this book together and it was an instant hit.  The rhyming story was easy to read and had a "sing song" quality that my daughter really enjoyed listening to. It spoke of times old and new in a way that was entertaining to read and listen to.  Little "R" really enjoyed the layout of the book with one page being about the "olden times" and the facing page covering all things current.  She was blown away by the idea of a one room school house and relished hearing about the old fashioned clothes and comparing them today (pinafores vs Uggs!!). 

We loved the words and the ideas behind the book but the real show stopper was the pictures.  Each page is filled with actual photographs of people, places and things, old and new.  It was wonderful to go through these with Little "R" and talk about things she had never seen before like old fashioned cars and telephones. It was such fun to do this together!

My boys who are 8 also enjoyed this book especially since they have both recently become VERY interested in all things history.  They enjoyed the story, loved the pictures but most of all loved something my daughter was less interested in....the time line that spanned the tops of all the pages.  The boys loved this!!  The time line covers big events from 1900 until today and the boys found this "extra" to be fascinating.

If you are looking for a book to share with your children that offers an excellent look at history and the opportunity to spark conversations about the way life used to be in your own family, this book is a must.  I happily recommend this book as a tool to get the generations talking and sharing and I know it will be favorite in our home for years to come.  You can purchase the book from Amazon by clicking HERE.

I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher is giving one lucky Reviewed by Mom reader a copy of Grandma, Aren't You Glad teh World's Finally in Color.  Thank you so  much to the sponsor and here is how to enter....



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32 comments:

janetfaye said...

I would like to share this book with my grandson.


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aLilLacey said...

I would share with our 4 year old daughter!

Carl Scott said...

I think my niece would like it. Her son is just about the right age. Thanks

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I would share this with my 5 kids.

Nancy said...

I'd like to share this with our grandchild.

Nancy
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jlfrasier said...

My son

Kathy Anderson said...

My daughter

katja9_10 said...

I would love to share this book with my daughter. Sounds like a great story.

Les Johnson

Yolanda Scott said...

I would share this book with my son.

Natasha A said...

My kids!! I think they would love it. We love reading books together...

Tanna Sutherland said...

I would share this book with my daughter, niece, and nephew. We love to read

dlhaley said...

I would like to share this book with my grandkids.

Lee Mckoen said...

I would love to share with my grandson

Wandering Still said...

With my sons.

finallystayathomemomma.com said...

I would love to share this book with my nephew.
Shelia S

Erinn Sluka said...

My son would love reading this with my Mom

Julie Waldron said...

I would love to share this with my daughters.

Julie Waldron said...

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Kim Reid said...

I would like to share with my grandkids, thanks!

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Sarah Yurga said...

I want to share this with my youngest daughter

Emily Ducatte said...

Id share it with my sons and his grandparents

Diana said...

I would love to share with my grandkids
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Amanda Baker said...

I'd love to share this book with my daughter. I know her nana (my mom) would love to read this book with her and it would give them something excellent to bond over.

Maureen said...

I would have my mom (Nana) read this to my three children!

Unknown said...

I would love to win this for my kids!
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Ronalee said...

I would share it with my grandson

Debbie Lewis said...

I would love to share this with my grandchildren

Laurie said...

my daughter would love this

Stacy said...

I'd share it with my daughter.

helpful heather said...

A friends son

kristy said...

my daughters would love it

blew415 said...

my niece