About the Book
Author: Anthonette Klinkerman
Illustrator: Justin Acquavella
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 34
Synopsis: In this story of an extended family, three grandmas accidentally buy the same book for their granddaughter, and they then launch into a gift-purchasing battle for supremacy. The well-intentioned grannies race all over the Internet and town to buy the best present, the one that will win the affections of the child. The poor postman is the one left with delivering gifts of clothes, toys, DVDs, and trinkets until the little girl’s home is packed to the rafters with stuff. Finally the little girl emerges as the voice of reason and points out she cannot wear or play with all of the stuff being bought, but instead wants to spend time making memories with each grandma. In this day and age of families with multitudes of relatives, the message that time is more important than stuff comes through loud and clear.
Being a grandma is a very special and important duty, but when three grandmas become rivals at spoiling their grandchild disaster strikes. Ultimately, the real gifts each grandma has to offer (which can never be bought) become lost in the commotion. Can one brilliant and sweet little girl remind her grandmas about the kind of gifts that matter most before she's buried in material things?
Battle of the Grandmas is a lovely reminder that the best presents can't be bought...hugs and quality time are gifts we can give everyday, free of charge, as one very smart granddaughter quickly figures out. The story is told in whimsical rhyme and enhanced with colorfully entertaining illustrations. Children will find humor as the grandmas "shop til they drop" and parents will love the valuable lesson learned.
I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.