Ah! Puppies are such a wonderful way to tell a story and I genuinely couldn’t help falling in love with this adorable little tale. Nana Says I Will be Famous One Day by Ann Stott and illustrated by Andrew Joyner is one of the most emotion-provoking children’s books I’ve ever come across. It is the easiest thing in the world to feel deeply attached to the characters of this story, that of a grandma and the grandson she never ceases to provide with her eternal love and support.
The crux of this story is the fact that Nana is always there rooting for her grandson. She never misses any of his games, is always there cheering him on no matter what his endeavors, and she does it with such gusto and energy that near everyone knows her by name. She is an everlasting presence of spirit and encouragement.
But one day Nana is injured.
And now she is in need of that very same cheerful and proud support she gave her grandson all his life.
It was wonderful to see how this story played out, to watch as Nana goes around with a wild energy cheering on this child that she loves so much. It was even more amazing to see how her grandson reacted once Nana was injured, how he became her support and her rock just as she had been for him all that time.
The artwork was beautiful in so many ways. The dog-theme is a fantastic one that will be sure to garner and keep the attention of any child reading this book. It’s bright and colorful and you really feel for these characters. It truly is the most perfect blend of beautiful heart-wrenching story and exceptional artwork.
I am, unquestionably, quite a fan.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.