There's just something beautiful about a close relationship between a little girl and her grandmother. Tiny fingers interlaced with old, a soft, smooth cheek resting against a worn and rounded shoulder; few relationships bring such joy and comfort. A little girl will always be her grandmother's little girl.
Denise Vegas' Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? (Little, Brown Young Readers, 2009) is a gorgeous exploration of the bond between grandmother and grandchild. Written in lyrical (if a bit, um, abstract) prose and vividly illustrated, Grandmother is a conversation about the physical signs of aging. Why does grandmother have white hair? Angels came and painted it white to make grandmother more like the clouds. The book presents a truly lovely picture of growing older.
I have just one bit of criticism; this book is a little too long (I would have cut the last few pages). Other than that, it's a great bedtime read.
Recommended for little ones 4 - 8.