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Time to rest.
Nana joins us in her nest.
There is no one like Nana in the whole wide world. She is the best. Nana knows how to take an ordinary afternoon and make it extra special! Nap time, story time, and playtime are transformed by fairies, dragons, dancing, and pretending -- and then mixing and fixing yummy, yummy fudge just like Nana and Mommy did not so many years ago....
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison and her son Slade tell a story of what really goes on when Nana is left in charge!
"12:00 Lunch, 1:15 Nap, 2:25 Playground..." read Mama's instructions, posted to the fridge. But when three children spend the afternoon with Nana, the schedule is forgotten. No TV for them: it's stories ("Fairies, dragons everywhere./ Creepy things under the stairs"), potato sack races, dancing to music from a record player and making "peeny butter fudge" (recipe included). The only moment of doubt occurs when Mama comes home to find three fudge-splattered children and a wreck of a kitchen. But the smell of fudge triggers a mental photograph of Mama making fudge as a child ("My mother taught me," Nana tells the children, "and I taught yours"), and the story ends with a hug. Cepeda's (Mice and Beans) smudgy, intensely colored paintings keep the action moving and convey a house overflowing with warmth. The Morrisons' (The Book of Mean People) slant rhyme text is occasionally slapdash ("Peeny butter, peeny butter/ Nana is the best grandmother"), but versifying rules are for grownups. This is a vision of family life that many kids, rushed from soccer practice to violin lessons, will regard with envy. Ages 4 8.