By Sally Derby
Illustrated by Shadra Strickland
Sunday nights are special for Evie and Grandma. That’s when they go on their weekly shopping spree. Grandma flips open the newspaper to see what’s advertised, and the imaginary tour of neighborhood stores begins. Toting a purse filled with colorful pretend bills, Evie and Grandma take turns “buying” whatever catches their fancy. A big chunk of ham, a “Sofa with a Secret,” and a dress with spangles are just a few of the items they “purchase.” Most special of all are the jewelry box Evie chooses for the gold heart necklace Mama gave her before leaving to serve in the army and the bouquet of flowers Evie leaves as a surprise for Grandma.
Overflowing with whimsy and a sweet grandmother-granddaughter relationship, Sunday Shopping is a fun-filled celebration of imagination and family love. Next Sunday, young readers will want to grab some advertisements, snuggle up with their loved ones, and embark on their own shopping adventures.
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About the Creators
is the author of books for children including the popular No Mush Today and My Steps, published by Lee & Low. Her books are notable for their heartfelt family stories told from a spot-on childlike point of view. The mother of six grown children, she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband.
is the illustrator of several children's books including Lee & Low's Bird, winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in Illustration. Along with illustrating and writing stories, Strickland loves to make drawings during her travels around the country and the world. She lives in Baltimore, where she also teaches illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art. Her website is jumpin.shadrastrickland.com.
About This Title
Six Pack: 9781620148167
Best Children's Books of the Year
Bank Street College of Education
Junior Library Guild Selection
Interest Level:Grades K - 3
Reading Level:Grades 2 - 3
African/African American Interest, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Comparing/Classifying/Measuring, Counting Money/Everyday Math, Families, Grandparents, Holidays/Traditions, Home, Imagination, Realistic Fiction, Dreams & Aspirations, Economics/Finance, Sharing & Giving
Part of These Collections
Mother's Day Collection, Bank Street College of Education Best Books of 2016 Collection, English Fiction Grades PreK-2, Family Diversity , Grandparents Collection, Thanksgiving and Gratitude Collection, African American English Collection Grades PreK-2, Pedro Noguera Diverse Collection Grades PreK-2, Summer Reading Collection PreK-2