Thunder Cake, by Patricia Polacco (Author), Puffin Books; Reprint, (August 25, 1997), ages 5-8
Rainbow Stew by Cathryn Falwell (Author/Illustrator), Lee & Low Books (March 20, 2013), ages 5-8
Both books are about grandparents cooking with their grandchildren. The multi-generational focus on family life coupled with delightful rhyme & prose in each make these books fun to read aloud. And easy to explore the important roles grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren.
In Thunder Cake, a grandmother and her granddaughter hurries around the farm to find all the ingredients needed for to bake a cake before a storm arrives. The story is based on memories of the author’s childhood.
In Rainbow Stew, a grandfather leads his grand kids to the garden on a rainy summer day to pick veggies to make a stew.