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4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Grandma is taking a trip around the world, and she's bringing back wonderful gifts--a baobab seed from Africa, a didgeridoo from Australia, a rainbow from Hawaii, and more. Grandma's treasures come to life in this marvelous introduction to countries and cultures around the world. Full color.
Hardcover, 44 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Scholastic
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Sunny Shaffner
Feb 11, 2015 Sunny Shaffner rated it it was amazing
I love this book both for the story and for the art work! There is an unbelievable amount of detail in pictures made from clay, and it gives the reader the feeling that the images are jumping out of the page. I also think it's great to see such a cool grandmother character who inspires future generations! It's a book that really stands out from my childhood and is a nice introduction to other countries/cultures to start exploring these with kids. Also, this is a rhyming book and it has a repetit ...more
Grandma decides to travel around the world, and as she visits each place she finds fascinating souveniers for her granddaughter.

Barbara Reid did the illustrations for this book by moulding plasticine and pressing it onto 'illustration board'. She also used acrylic glazes or paints for effect, to make something look shiny, like gold or silver objects and details.
May 06, 2012 Helen rated it really liked it
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This is a plasticine picture book that talks about a little girl and her grandma who brings her gifts from her adventures around the world.

I picked up this book to look at the plasticine illustrations.
I finished it so I could see all the pictures.

I would recommend this to Michelle T. because she is also very itnerested in art and I think she would appreciate the details and textures of the plasticine like I did.
Jul 28, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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A grandmother travels around the world sending back gifts to her granddaughter. We see them each age and grow until a time comes when the granddaughter shares travelling gifts with her child, although in a very different way. Barbara Reid's plasticine pictures are stunning and charming at the same time.
Sep 02, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
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Amazing illustrations created with clay are the highlight of this picture book about a grandmother who travels to all of the contents and asks her granddaughter what she'd like as a gift from each place. The girl asks for creative presents like "a rainbow to wear as a ring..."
Dec 26, 2012 Vanessa rated it it was amazing
... Une histoire plutôt simple... Les illustrations sont INCROYABLES ! Les détails, m'ont fait revenir plusieurs pages en arrières pour examiner les détails. Magnifique travail :)
Sep 02, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
wow the art work in this book is so detailed and really is incredible. check it out.
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Story about travelling...
Pam Klassen-dueck
Dec 04, 2012 Pam Klassen-dueck rated it really liked it
Sweet :)
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