Title: Grandma Mary’s Factory
Author: Elizabeth O’Brien
Reviewer: Vicki Bennett
An informative story that explores the simplicity, yet complexities, of growing up in a multicultural community in Australia. The book explores the history of a family to keep this alive.
The descriptive language used creates a clear representation of Grandma’s Factory. The story explores the community and how they all support each other.
Each page has text highlighted to enhance the meaning of the work using Kerning–the visual representation enhances and highlights the importance of these words to explain what is happening in the factory.
Family and community is the most important message that I took from this book. The author is sharing her and her children’s memories of their grandma and mother.
It is a historical fictional picture book that is keeping the stories of the past alive.