Grandma’s Purse

“What’s inside Grandma’s Purse?”


When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, she always brings warm hugs, sweet treats…and her purse. You never know what she’ll have in there — fancy jewelry, tokens from around the world, or something special just for her granddaughter. It might looks like a normal bag from the outside, but Mimi and her granddaughter know that it’s pure magic!


To say that we liked Grandma’s Purse would be an underestimate as we LOVED it! We loved the story line of how a visit from Grandma can transform an ordinary day into something extraordinary is simply magical. The illustrations are fun, vibrant and absolutely perfect for this adorable book.

With all great books, you can feel a connection to it and this one is no exception for us. The bond shared between Grandma Mimi and her granddaughter is magical and very similar to the relationship that my daughter has with her own Grandma.

When Nikki gets a visit from Grandma she gets very excited and drives me crazy asking when Grandma is arriving. I usually can only tell her that Grandma is coming within the hour she is expected to arrive. Now what makes Nikki’s Grandma so special? She doesn’t have a big purse but she does bring adventure which lights up Nikki’s mind and heart. Grandma plays with Nikki from beginning to end and this could be hide and seek, playing with dolls, or even playing hairdresser. To Nikki it is all an adventure with Grandma and so much fun! By the end of the day, they both get tired but it was well worth it to spend that special time with each other.

This book reminded us of how special the grandparents bond is. We know that we treasure those relationships and encourage Nikki to have them. A grandparents love is so precious and special. Grandma’s Purse encompasses all that in the most adorable way.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Grandma’s Purse 10 purses out of 5! It is recommended for children between the ages of three to five. However, we believe that this book is perfect for Grandma especially for Mother’s Day. 😉

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About the Author

Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology and children’s book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is the author and illustrator of Let Freedom Sing and Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table and has illustrated numerous children’s books, including Mary Had A Little Glam by Tammi Sauer, Sewing Stories by Barbara Herkert, and Presenting…Tallulah by Tori Spelling. Vanessa makes her nest in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, daughter, and a rambunctious cat named Stripes.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga


* The book was provided to Momma Braga in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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