A heartwarming picture book about how one little girl's unique beauty has been growing for generations in her family tree.
But Grandma's artwork--a special set of nesting dolls--also shows that what's on the outside doesn't always tell the whole story. While they may be distinct, together, her family's beauty and inner strength have deep roots that have been growing within each of them for generations.
Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion illustration at FIT and children's book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is the author and illustrator of Grandma's Purse, Just Like Me, and Becoming Vanessa, and has illustrated numerous children's books, including the New York Times bestsellers The King of Kindergarten and The Queen of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes and Sewing Stories by Barbara Herkert. Vanessa currently makes her nest in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes. Learn more about Vanessa and her artwork at VanessaBrantleyNewton.com and on Facebook and Instagram.