The Care And Keeping of Grandmas

The Care and Keeping of Grandmas is a beautiful children’s story on a life transition that may happen to many families but rarely spoken about… The moment that a member of the generation before us, moves in. A generational home is not uncommon and we love how it translates magicifiently in this story. A must read!

~ Momma Braga


When grandma moves in, a precocious child shares her tips for making her feel at home in this funny picture book, for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma.

It can be discombobulating for all involved when a grandma moves in permanently. Fortunately, our narrator has gone through it and has LOTS of tips on how to make your grandma feel at home.


The Care and Keeping of Grandmas is truly a heartfelt and beautiful story with just a dash of humor along the way. Articultaed told about the transition of a member of the family moving in, can be one that requires a few adjustments. But thankfully, we have a young girl in the story who provides great insight on how to make grandma feel like she is home.

In her care of grandma, we think it helps the young girl settle in with grandma too. It worked both ways as it can be hard to adjust in a multi-generational home. But with some love, patience and a bit of care, it is truly possible to make it work.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 stars out of 5! We truly loved the unique storyline and beautiful message this book entailed. We also loved the illustrations as they were beautiful. Nikki must have read this book several times to my mom who also enjoyed hearing the story. A must read for everyone!

Nikki with her Avό (grandma).

If you would like to purchase a copy of this lovely book, click here.

About the Author and Illustrator

JENNIFER MOOK-SANG was born in Guyana, South America, and moved to Canada at the age of fourteen, where she eventually got two degrees in psychology. Reading picture books to her two sons, Matt and Ben, inspired her to become a writer. When she isn’t writing, Jennifer likes to read recipe books and cook things like biryani, cassava pone and guacamole. She can also twist a mean balloon animal. Jennifer lives in Burlington, Ontario.

YONG LING KANG is a freelance illustrator raised in Singapore and currently living in Toronto. She has worked in animation studios and a publishing company and has illustrated picture books including Rodney Was a TortoiseTanna’s Owl and This House Is Home.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

~ Momma Braga

*Please note that this book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.


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