Alvina's two grannies want to do different things, but Alvina thinks of a way they can compromise so the grannies can become the best of friends.
Alvina has two grannies who she loves with all her heart. Grannie Vero is from the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Grannie Rose is from the north of England. When Alvina's parents go away on holiday, both the grannies move in to Alvina's house to look after her. But the two grannies want to do different things, eat different food, play different games and tell different stories. The grannies get crosser and crosser with each other, but Alvina thinks of a way they can do all the things their own way so the grannies can become the best of friends.
Floella Benjamin is an iconic British children's television presenter, producer, actress, and author who for over 30 years has dedicated her life to making children happy and campaigning for their well-being. She has written over 20 books including Skip Across the Ocean, My Two Grannies, and My Two Grandads as well as her acclaimed two-part autobiography, Coming To England.
Margaret Chamberlain is a well-respected illustrator of children's books. Her books include Has Anyone Seen Jack?, Look Out He's Behind You, Tales from Grimm, My Two Grannies and My Two Grandads.
Children’s & educational
Winner USBBY Outstanding International Books 2009 US
Frances Lincoln Children's
5 - 8
Children's, Teenage & educational