My Two Grannies, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9781847800343



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This story is great because it focuses on multicultural families. The two grannies have to share their granddaughter, and they fight over her very much when her parents go out of town. But, they end up liking eachother and sharing recipes and their granddaughter. The story line really showed how different people, cultures, and families can get along and collaborate.

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My Two Grannies is a lovable picture book that focuses on multicultural families. I really enjoyed this book due to its childlike portrayal of the grannies and its subject on multicultural families. Throughout the story the grannies act like children, which I liked because it made the story more relatable to children. For example, there is a point in the story when the grannies are arguing like children over who gets to watch their granddaughter for that day. They go on saying, “The grannies argued and argued about who would look after Alvina.” Accompanied with this text is a picture of the two grannies yelling like children. I also enjoyed this book because it focused on multicultural families. The book explains, “Granny Vero was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Granny Rose was born in the Yorkshire town of Barnsley.” I have a personal connection with this because I have two grannies from different countries. The main idea of this story is having a multicultural family. All in all, this book was wonderful.

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