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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: disability, motorized scooter, stroke, grandmother, family
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Pub Date: 15/Jan/2021
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Kate is upset when grandma (Bubbie) gets a motorized scooter. Will Bubbie still be Bubbie in that scooter? Kate slowly warms to the scooter after she sees what a good friend it is to Bubbie. And shopping at Granville Island turns out to be so much fun! Her little brother Nate loves the scooter’s bells and whistles, and Kate makes new friends on their joyous outing.

The Jewish Independent
“The illustrations by Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal are wonderfully colourful and fun; full of energy and movement.”
Quill & Quire
“Bonnie Sherr Klein brings her legacy of activism to a picture book about grandparenting.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Eudes-Pascal’s colorful drawings and attention to background details brightly convey the bustling market and Bubbie’s cheery disposition.”
Vancouver Sun
“Klein is a renowned documentary film maker . . . and advocate for the rights of the disabled . . . A lovely book, accompanied by playful and joyful illustrations by Montreal’s Elisabeth Eudes-Pascal. Highly recommended.”
The Globe and Mail
“A lively scooter-ific story, beautifully enhanced by Eudes-Pascal’s rambunctious illustrations.”
The Jewish Book Council, Jewish Librarians
“Delivers joy in the story of a vibrant grandmother who uses a motor scooter to get around, staying vital, productive, and always on the go; accompanied by beguiling art on every page, in rich color, with expressive faces, and touches of humor throughout.”
Ormsby Review
“Klein’s intelligent narrative storytelling is complemented by Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal’s vibrant illustrations.”


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