is visiting his granny in Tel Aviv for a day of fun. In the morning they go to
a playground, and Ory tries to persuade granny to climb to the top of the slide
and to slide down with him. Granny gets over her fears, holds tight onto Ory,
shuts her eyes and the two slide down to the bottom. “Again, Granny,” says Ory,
with his magic smile, and granny does it. Before lunch, they take a stroll
along an avenue. Ory rides on his push car and granny runs along with him.
“Again, Granny,” says Ory when he reaches the end of the path. “No, no,” puffs
granny, but once again Ory smiles that magic smile, and adds a hug to it. How
could she say no to such a cute grandchild? In the evening, granny gallops on
all fours around the living room, neighing like a horse, with Ory riding on her
back like a cowboy. And again, the boy does his magic and persuades granny to
do what he wants, and again she gallops around. But, it looks like it’s not
only Ory who’s enjoying himself, but granny is too. “Granny, I love you,” Ory
whispers his magic words, as the two sit by the Tel Aviv seaside and watch the
her first children’s book, Edna Mazya lovingly and amusingly describes the
balance of power between little ones and grown-ups, and the magic webs that
grandchildren spin around their grandparents.
ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE (for publishers only).
Granny can be pure fun. That’s how Granny
is in Again, Granny, Again! The story is accompanied by lovely
The text and the illustrations
dovetail well with each other.
David Raph, Haaretz
Thank the Lord that there is at least
one granny like this in our lives. What would we do without her?
Hamutal Levin, Time
A loveable book … The book does not
suffer excessively from the narcissism that afflicts children’s books written
by parents and other adults about themselves. It also leaves the child as a
significant character in the story. A child will see himself in this book … The
granny’s self-deprecating humor is well taken.
Ruta Kupfer, Haaretz
A real-life book, written more for the
energetic grandmothers of our day than for their grandchildren, but that does
not detract from its loveliness. The opposite is true.
Hadas Leibovich, Achbar
Grandfathers and grandmothers who give
in to every whim of their grandchildren will identify completely with the
Tamar Willerfort, Calcalist
A book about the relationship between
a grandmother and her grandson, a relationship with two sides, and from which
both can therefore profit from taking it in, she while reading it aloud and he
from listening to her and watching her face smiling in identification with the
A charming book, full of love.
Full of warmth, humanity, sensitivity
… It captures the hearts of parents and children.
This book, which addresses adults no
less than it does children, describes with a wide and warm smile the great
love, free of educational limitations and affectations, between a grandmother
and her beloved grandson.
Nira Levin, DafDaf