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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Book Review: Grandpa and Grandma Come to Stay by Asma Zaman

By Zainab John 
I really enjoyed reading this book to my two-year old. I loved the message and the fact that it has few words and a lot of picture illustrations which makes it ideal for very young children, especially for those like my son who are too young to read, but are able to recognise and identify objects by name and to make associations. The pictures really helped to tell the story in a fun and simple way; and I think it can be used by parents to encourage children to not only help their grand parents and be kind to them, but also encourage them to be kind and help the elderly. So for these reasons, I highly recommend Grandpa and Grandma Come to Stay to parents with young children.

Michelle Alicia John, also known by her Islamic name, Zainab John, is Guyanese by birth and born to parents who converted from Christianity to Islam. She migrated from Guyana, South America to London, England where she currently resides. She graduated from the University of Guyana with a Diploma in Social Work and Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) and is currently a Trainee Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX). Michelle is also a wife, stay at home mum, blogger, parent mentor, child protection advocate volunteer and an aspiring author.

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