- Age Range: 2 - 4 years
- Grade Level: Preschool and up
- Board book: 14 pages
- Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Pck edition (March 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761129782
- ISBN-13: 978-0761129783
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 4 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 90 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,851,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My Granny's Purse Board book – March 1, 2003
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That being said, I WAS disappointed that this mini version does not have the keys/luggage tags attached to the front (granddaughter likes me to count them before we start), or the fabric hankie attached to the back :( Took one star off because the lack of those items.
Despite lots of other available literary treasures, My Granny's Purse has been her consistent favorite, winning the nighttime sweepstakes as my daughter's most-requested reading item. That makes it a winner for dad too - a kid's book that engages and fascinates for repeat visits. But there's something a little mysterious in My Granny's Purse that defies explanation, though I think it's the peek into an adult world that is part real and partly untold that fascinates my daughter.
The ongoing appeal of My Granny's Purse is also mildly surprising given its rather minimal, aphoristic text - a text intended to be humorous in contrasting mom and granda's admonitions ("Throw that junk away" vs. "Save it for a rainy day" e.g.), with no danger that it might stir up any family conflicts (whew, please spare kids the blandness of political correctness!)
Whatever the allure of this piece - part pop-up, part toy sculpture, part reading book, part found object collection - My Granny's Purse has kept its appeal longer than anything else on our bookshelf, so now I'm getting copies for kids of friends as well. Fragile? Not really, but handle with care and apply tape where needed (only the joints are fragile, the cardboard is tough). In any case don't deny your kid a trip into the random snapshots and souvenirs of an entire adult lifetime, glimpsed in the found objects that populate the witty and intelligent "My Granny's Purse." Bottom line: my daughter loves it - she's the one giving it five stars.
I bought this book for my daughter (9months) knowing that she was too young for it, but thinking we could look at it together in a few months. I am going to have to put it up for a couple of years, then look at it with her. It's not a board book for little kids. Some of the pieces are very flimsy and small.
Its a very cool book and I'm excited for her to be able to use it, but will definately have to wait a while. I can imagine that it would last only a few minutes with what I think of as the traditional age (2-4) for a board book.A really great concept and I can see it being used with a 3-4 year old under very close supervision. A great "read on your lap" book.
The book is in a sturdy clear plastic box, each page has removable parts or flaps to open or an activity to do. I would recommend keeping the book in the box on a high shelf when not in use, if your child is small.
I bought all three in the series: My mommy's tote, My grannies purse, and My grandpa's briefcase. They are all very cute, cool books, but similar in durability. I thought that the author would have to repeat some of the ideas in each book, but was surprised at how different each were considering how similar the concept was.
I would buy again or give as a gift.