Grandma U

Grandma U

By Jeanie Franz Ransom; Lucy Corvino (Illustrator)

Peachtree Publishers, Hardcover, 9781561452149, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2002

First-time grandmother Molly McCool can't remember the old nursery rhymes and she never did like rocking chairs. Why, she can't even bake a decent cookie! But it's never too late to relearn old tricks, so Molly enrolls in Grandma University to brush up on her skills. Here, Molly and her classmates are instructed in the grandmotherly arts of cuddling and diapering, making funny faces, babbling in baby talk, and reading the same picture book over (and over and over) again!

Molly is quick to learn but is still plagued by doubts: Will good intentions and trips to the zoo be enough? But her fears disappear with the first touch of her newborn grandchild and the surprising realization that she had what it takes to be a grandmother all along.

Author Jeanie Franz Ransom offers a humorous and loving tribute to grandmothers everywhere in this warmhearted tale. Lucy Corvino's expressive, comic illustrations capture the hilarious lengths to which grandmothers will go to please and pamper their beloved grandchildren.