Nannie Loves by Kylie Dunstan
"I am small and busy and I love to visit the farm. Nannie loves me..."
Nannie loves her farm, with its rolling hills, muddy creek and lots of paddocks. Nannie loves her bouncy dog, her sheep and cows…even her hungry chooks. But most of all, Nannie loves when her family comes to stay! And her family love visiting her on the farm. There is so much to see and do on Nannie’s farm – picking fruit, herding the cows, shooing the sheep, walking across the rolling hills, and best of all, spending time with Nannie.
This is a beautiful book with striking pictures which were done using collage and a number of other methods. The pictures stand out from the page with strong, interesting colours used and each picture draws your eye and tempts you to linger on the page.
Most of all this book celebrates the simple things in life - nature and family and being with the people you love.
Do you have a grandmother or grandfather? What do you call them? Nannie and Pop? Grandma and Grandad? Or do you have a special nickname for them? On the right are some names people have called their grandmother. Oma is the name Mrs Mounsey's grandchildren call her. Perhaps your family can speak another language apart from English. Here is the name Grandmother as said in other languages. Do you use any of these names?: