Friday, May 23, 2014

The Granddaughter Necklace

By Sharon Dennis Wyeth. illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
New York : Scholastic Press, 2013, Ages 6-8

The story is about a necklace being passed down from generation to generation. This story is used in a way where the person can explain how long the necklace has been around. Aside from that the person who gets the necklace has to take care of it in order to give it to the next person.

The author brings past, present, and future history to this book. The author goes back seven generations with the necklace as a treasure and reminder of family. The importance of something so small grew so big from generation to generation.

The watercolor illustrations were warm and realistic. Some of the illustrations refleccted the necklace being given to the next generation at a significant time in their life.

I would recommend this book for other kids. This book could easily be utilized for both boys and girls due to the message of responsibility. Mainly, to ask a family member if they may inherit some kind of family heirloom or start a tradition of their own one day. This book can be the start of something beautiful in any family.

--review by A. W.

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