My Two Grannies (Paperback)

By Floella Benjamin, Margaret Chamberlain (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 9781847800343, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/26/2011)
Paperback (5/7/2019)

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Description

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.



About the Author

Floella Benjamin Obe is an iconic children's television presenter, producer, actress, and author who for over 30 years has dedicated her life to making children happy and campaigning for their well-being. She has written over 20 books including Skip Across the Ocean, My Two Grannies, and My Two Grandads, for Frances Lincoln, as well as her acclaimed two-part autobiography, Coming To England, which was made into a film for BBC TV in 2003, and The Arms of Britannia, of which the Daily Telegraph said, "Few other books are as enlightening - or as important - as this one."

Margaret Chamberlain is a well-respected illustrator of children's books. Her books for Frances Lincoln include Has Anyone Seen Jack?, Look Out He's Behind You, Tales from Grimm, My Two Grannies and My Two Grandads.



Praise For My Two Grannies

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.