Book Review: Grandma Snuggles, Glenys Nellist (Plus, a Giveaway!)

Grandma Snuggles
Author: Glenys Nellist
Illustrator: Gail Yerrill
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Ages: Baby to 4 years
Genre: Board Book

Ah, crisp, cozy weather is on its way and a perfect time to enjoy snuggling up with a book. The text in the board book Grandma Snuggles is made up of a series of rhyming poems that celebrate grandmothers of all kinds—beavers, hedgehogs, pandas, and more. Splish and splash with the ducks, burrow with the rabbits, and purr with the cats.

Board books often have sparse text, but this one has a longer, poetic structure that makes the gentle read-aloud perfect for a soothing story time. In a time when social-distancing is required for so many grandparents and grandchildren, a book that celebrates snuggles is especially heartwarming.

The visually-textured illustrations fill the pages with fuzzy-wuzzy cheerfulness, endearing animals, and bright outdoor scenes. Joyful smiles and details like a teensy worm repeated throughout the book will hold the attention of the littlest littles.

Grandma Snuggles serves as a faith-forward but not overly-preachy reminder of the God who provides us with all good and wonderful things. It would be perfect for a grandparents’ day gift (hint, hint, that’s this week September 13) that littles and grandma can snuggle up and read together.

One lucky winner will get their very own copy of Grandma Snuggles in their mailbox, hooray! To enter the giveaway, you must be following my blog (either here, on Facebook, or Twitter) and leave a comment (either here, on Facebook, or Twitter). This giveaway is sponsored by the publisher, Zonderkidz, and is open to entrants living in the USA with a physical street address (no PO boxes.) EDIT: Congratulations, Jodi Moore (an entrant from Twitter)!! You’ve won a copy of Grandma Snuggles! Please reach out to me with your address.

You can order Grandma Snuggles on Amazon or Baker Books (currently 20% off!) or request it through your local bookseller/library! Thank you to Zonderkidz for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Be sure to check out the next stop on the Grandma Snuggles “blog hop” by heading over to Vanessa Myers’ cute, encouraging blog on September 14th!

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