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How Old is Grandma?

  

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Antoinette Simmonds will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

A humorous family mystery about a Grandma's big secret! Kendall and Kayson love going to visit their grandparents and their Grandma's birthday means CAKE, but how many candles to put on it? As the story unfolds, and misunderstandings abound, inquisitive Kendall is surprised to find out more than he bargained for. “How Old is Grandma?” joyfully illustrates the interactions amongst a loving African American family; children, parents, and grandparents and the learning experiences they share. Warm story-telling with a humor and charm that illustrates an understanding of the funniness and peace of mind that is so commonly found in children. The first in a series of books written for children ages 4 and up.





About the Author:
Antoinette Simmonds has more than 25 years’ experience as a teacher. She is an Adjunct Professor at two community colleges and has worked in the past as a teacher of software and a high school business teacher. She holds a BA in Business Education and a master’s degree in Instructional Technology.

As an African American woman, mother of 3, and grandmother of 3, over the years she has found fun, joy and shared experiences sharing books with children. Now as a grandmother and an emerging voice in writing, her goal is to produce a memorable series of humorous family-oriented stories featuring people of color to share, “Teaching is my passion and I am thankful that I am sharing my joy and passing it forward.”

Website: http://nanasbookshelf.com/
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Buy links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/How-Old-Grandma-Antoinette-Simmonds/dp/1735029521/ref=sr_1_2
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-old-is-grandma-ian-dale/1137189738

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    1. You are more than welcome! Are you ready to celebrate the grands on grandparent’s day? When is it, September 13?

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    2. With grandparent's day quickly approaching, I am getting more excited to see and hear the grand children!

      We hope you enjoy the book, and thank you for sharing,

      Antoinette Simmonds
      Author, "How Old Is Grandma?"

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  2. Grandmas stories are always so heart warming. Sounds like a welcome addition to any bookshelf.

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    1. I certainly agree! It's a whole, new experience!

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    2. Visiting my grandparents was always fun. Now I realize that it's the smell of the cooking as you enter the house, the smile on the face, and the open arms that let you know you are home!

      We hope you enjoy the book and thank you for sharing,

      Antoinette Simmonds
      Author, "How Old Is Grandma?"

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  3. I love the cover. It sets the tone for the book.

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    1. Hi Jeanna, I am the illustrator for the book. Thanks so much! I'm glad to hear the cover sets the right tone. I hope you enjoy the book if you get a chance to read it!

      Ian Dale
      @iandaleart

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  4. Aww, I like the trailer. It reminds me of my childhood when I lived with my grandparents.

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    1. Absolutely! I felt the same way.

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    2. My sister and I would visit our grandparents on the weekends, and the whole family would be there. My grandfather would say, "Psst, pass me the mint." All the grand kids would try to accomplish the goal without grandma seeing it. Now as an adult, I can remember her smiles and the fact that she knew.

      We hope you enjoy the book.

      Antoinette Simmonds
      Author, "How Old Is Grandma?"

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  5. I like the whole idea of the story. I can really relate, both now and remembering when I was a kid.

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    1. I am so glad it brings back relatable memories!

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    2. It is the memory that triggers the thoughts and actions now and in the past. Let’s treasure the golden memories.

      We hope you enjoy the book and the adventures of the story.

      Antoinette Simmonds
      Author of "How Old Is Grandma?"

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  6. Thanks so much for hosting us, Literary Gold!

    We'd love to hear if any of you have a fun memory with your grandparents that you'd like to share, especially if it involves a youthful misunderstanding.

    My mom used to tell me of a story that as a little kid, grandma was coming to visit at Christmas time, and I needed to keep a secret about what her gift was. Of course, the very moment she arrived at our door, I ran right up to her and said "Grandma! We got you bedroom shoes!!" Everyone laughed... all good!

    We hope you enjoy reading the book and learning about some of Antoinette's family experiences as well!

    Ian Dale (@iandaleart)
    Illustrator of "How Old is Grandma?"
    www.iandale.net

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    1. Ian Dale, the illustrator, truly captured the feelings as Kendall analyzes the candles, and Grandma and his younger brother watch. How many candles will he use? We will have to find out.

      Grandparent's day is coming soon on September 13, and we hope you enjoy reading the book.

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  8. This looks & sounds like a cute book.

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  9. I enjoyed writing it. Visiting my grandparents was always fun and exciting. Now as a grandmother I can't wait to see and hear the little feet, chatter, and laughter of my grandsons.

    We hope you enjoy the book, and thank you for sharing,

    Antoinette Simmonds
    Author, "How Old Is Grandma?"

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  10. It sounds like a cute story for young kids. Thanks for the chance. I like the cover.

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  11. Really great post, sounds like a wonderful book!

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  12. This sounds like a wonderful story to share with my grandchildren. Thank you for sharing your book and author details

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  13. I like that this book is about grandparenting. Grandmothers are a special part of the family!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  14. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

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