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Gramma’s Pearl Soup and Grampa’s Mango Smile

“Picken manages to strike a fine balance between sentimentality
and no-nonsense reality when writing about death. It’s a tremendously
difficult thing to do, especially in a book for young readers. The skill
with which this is handled reminds me of the Robert Munsch’s classic,
Love You Forever
.” – Adrian Chamberlain, Times Colonist,
November 09, 2008. More

“Through the eyes of a little girl visiting her grandparents, the book’s
characters and pictures illuminate the importance of roots that nourish
imagination, allow confidence to flower and provide
stability through life’s changes.” – McNally Robinson Booksellers. More

Read about Wendy Picken and Gramma’s Pearl Soup in this article by Judee Fong in July 2009,
Senior Living Vancouver Island.
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“It’s light hearted, but the message of ‘no matter what happens I’ll always love you’ is pretty universal
— it’s what we all want.”  – Wendy Picken, The Stonewall Argus & Teulon Times. More

Current reviews

“Artists’ work gets a mega-viewing on Moss Street”Times Colonist July 14, 2016

 
“Picken has her finger on the pulse of art” – Peninsula Review, February 19, 2016:  Download story

PHOTO COURTESY JUDEE FONG

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