When she is in a good mood, Aphrodite Alexandra asks, ‘Why don’t we go to Yiayia Aphrodite’s place? Just you and me, right now.’
Granny Alex always says, ‘That won’t be necessary, dear,’ and shuts her lips in a thin line.
Aphrodite Alexandra has two long names because of her two grandmothers, but although they live quite close to each other, they don’t get along, much to their granddaughter’s dismay. Aphrodite is sure that they have a lot in common, but one Sunday she inadvertently brings them together.
Part of Lothian’s Giggles series, Aphrodite Alexandra is a quick-read chapter book of just sixty pages, with a gentle message and a mix of humour and adventure. With plenty of illustrative support – each spread has at least one illustration – the book is equally suited to independent reading or to sharing with an adult. Aphrodite Alexandra is a likeable main character and her two grandmothers believably rendered.
A feel good story.
Aphrodite Alexandra, by Gillian Bouras and Anna Pignataro
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