My Grandma Lives in Florida (Shankman & O'Neill) (Hardcover)
This sunny, happy, and lovingly humorous story follows a child alligator--who lives in NYC--as he visits his grandma in her Florida home. I love my grandma and grandma loves me, he says, as they visit the beach, and theme parks, and, best of all, walk and talk and enjoy each other's company. Everyone will find something in the story to remind them of their own relationships with beloved grandparents or grandchildren. With bouncing rhymes and colorful illustrations, grandparents, parents and children are sure to love reading this story again and again
When we go inside, grandma gives me a kiss.
In fact there's no place on my face she will miss
I may wriggle and giggle and grumble and hiss,
But only a grandma can kiss you like this.
Author Ed Shankman and illustrator Dave O'Neill began creating their award-winning children's books in New England, with stories on Boston, Cape Cod, Maine, and Vermont. In 2011 they turned their attention to New Orleans, Louisiana, and in 2013 they travel to the Sunshine State, Florida
About the Author
Ed Shankman was born in the Bronx, New York, and lives today in Verona, New Jersey. As a creative director in the advertising industry, he has directed creative efforts for some of the world's best-known companies. Beyond the office, he has always spent his time chasing creative inspiration as a writer, guitar player, and painter. With illustrator Dave O'Neill, he has created six winning children's titles for Commonwealth Editions, an imprint of Applewood Books.
Dave O'Neill has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator since graduating from William Paterson University in 2001. He has illustrated six children's titles in collaboration with author Ed Shankman, including the award-winning "I Met A Moose In Maine One Day," and is responsible for the creation of Shankman and O'Neill's book promo videos, which can be found on their website. When not drawing, he designs toys and performs with an improvisational comedy troupe.
"When I found Shankman and O'Neill I felt like I had found a lost treasure . . . what they have to offer is worthy of being on a children's classic list. Trust me, we read a lot of books around here and Shankman and O'Neill are in a league of their own." - GoGrahamGo.com
"The rhythmic writings of Ed Shankman and the cuddly illustrations from Dave O'Neill have come to feel like old friends here at our house." -myfourmonkeys.com