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Monday 9 July 2018

Review: Grandma Z

Albert lives in a grey, dull and ordinary world. Even his birthday is just like every other day. That is, until his Grandma Z turns up on her motorbike.

The inventively delightful Grandma Z helps Albert rev up his imagination, unleashing an extraordinary world of colour, excitement and adventure that ensures Albert never feels ordinary again.

This debut picture book from self-taught Sydney illustrator Daniel Gray-Barnett is brimming with fun and magic.

It's a wonderful treat with oodles of hand-drawn texture and bold three-colour printing reminiscent of a mid-century aesthetic. And there's so much treasure-hunting to be had on each page, especially the scenes when Grandma Z and Albert go adventuring.

You'll find a fabulous flock of birds when the pair climb Enchanted Rock, plenty of quirky goodies at Mr McQuillen's curiosity shop and a colourful line-up of characters at Albert's birthday bash.

It's great fun to read out loud and is sure to be a hit with grandparents who love to share joyful experiences with their grandchildren.

Title: Grandma Z
Author/Illustrator: Daniel Gray-Barnett
Publisher: Scribble Books , $24.99
Publication Date: February 2018
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781925322156
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book