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What Grandmas Do Best What Grandpas Do Bestby Laura Joff Numeroff
Synopses & Reviews
This hilarious, offbeat picture book from the creator of Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School reveals that there is more to the older generation than meets the eye. Grandpa Frank doesnandrsquo;t have any interesting hobbies, unless you count complaining about how everything was better in the old days. He doesnandrsquo;t speak Italian like Paoloandrsquo;s mom, or play the drums like Tomandrsquo;s uncle. Heandrsquo;s just a grandpa. So when the young narrator of this story is forced to bring Frank to school for show-and-tell, heandrsquo;s sure itandrsquo;s going to be a disaster. But Frank has a trickandmdash;make that a tattooandmdash;up his sleeve! And a story to go with it. After all, the longer youandrsquo;ve been around, the more time youandrsquo;ve had for wild adventures.
Praise for The Frank Show
andldquo;Mackintoshandrsquo;s busy, helter-skelter images contribute mightily to the storyandrsquo;s humor and emotional honesty, but itandrsquo;s the willful personalities of both of these protagonists that make it stand out.andrdquo;
andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review
andquot;This humorous and heartwarming tale will inspire children to seek out their own grandparents' treasure trove of stories.andquot;
andmdash;Shelf-Awareness, starred review
andquot;Pore over the funny details, soak in the humor (the things-were-a-lot-tougher-in-my-day spread had me in stitches), appreciate the very specific mood Mackintosh so successfully creates in this story, and delight in the illustration, lettering and overall design, all handled by the talented and overachieving Mackintosh.andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus Reviews blog
andquot;Mackintosh writes with irreverence, and his illustrations are packed with prickly humor... But Mackintosh also draws with emotional sensitivity and empathy.andquot;
andmdash;The New York Times online
andquot;Old-timey gripes gain zest from Mr. Mackintosh's exuberant and colorful collage illustrations.andquot;
andmdash;The Wall Street Journal
andquot;Complete with lively pen-and-ink illustrations, this offbeat picture book is sure to become a family favorite. Along the way, it may prompt children to wonder what exciting details their grandparents have yet to reveal about their own life stories.andquot;
andquot;The cartoon illustrations are very funny. Frankandrsquo;s oversize glasses with a missing right temple enhance the mood. A sweet story that proves that elderly relatives can be cool after all.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
andquot;As a lover of vintage and vintage-inspired childrenandrsquo;s books, I was instantly enamored with The Frank Show by British illustrator and designer David Mackintosh andmdash; a charming homage to grandparents and the art of seeing beneath the grumpy exterior.andquot;
andquot;The art is appealing as well; digitally created scenes pulls together planes of vivid color, a multitude of small elements outlined in black scrawls, and elements of collage.andquot;
andmdash;The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
andquot;Reminding readers that everyone has a story to tell, this picture book is fun to read while providing insight into human character.andquot;
andmdash;Reading Today Online
GOLD - Parents' Choice Award Winner, Picture Books
and#160;My grandpa is getting old
But thatand#8217;s how he is, and I love him
This unique look at old age through the eyes of a young bear is big-hearted, poignant, and beautifully observed. Whether they are boldly traveling the world in an armchair or quietly listening to the song of a hidden bird, the mutual adoration of grandfather and grandson is warmly evident. This moving and memorable book about the very special relationship between an elderly grandparent who is beginning to lose his memory and his adoring grandchild is just the book to have on hand for families in a similar situation.
Praise for My Grandpa
"The relationship between grandfather and grandson is evocatively portrayed in this spare but powerful look at the warm interdependency of age and youth."
and#151;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The storyand#8217;s magic is found in its spare illustrations and hushed quiet, as though you were being whispered to under the covers."
and#151;The New York Times Book Review
"This gentle and affecting book is narrated by a young bear whose grandfather is exhibiting signs of advanced age and dementia. The simple text uses single sentences that vacillate between the joy of the pairand#8217;s loving bond and the young bearand#8217;s honest look at Grandpaand#8217;s declineand#133; An accessible and touching look at aging for young children."
and#151;School Library Journal
"The warm imagery and gentle telling have appeal well beyond the utility of the subject matter and make this an interesting choice for a storytime read-aloud."
Its an exciting day for Llama Llama; hes going to visit Gram and Grandpa Llama and spend the night! His first night away from home .and from Mama. But he makes sure to pack everything he needs. And there are so many fun things to do with Gram and Grandpa. Its not until he gets ready for bed that he realizes that hes forgotten something important. Fuzzy Llama! Fortunately, Grandpa Llama has a wonderful solution and soon Llama Llama is having sweet dreams.
About the Author
Laura Numeroff had her first children's book published at the same time that she graduated from college. She is well known as the author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Her other books include What Mommies do Best/What Daddies Do Best, Sometimes I Wonder if Poodles Like Noodles, and Why a Disquise? She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Laura Numeroff's own grandmother lived downstairs and was a built-in baby-sitter. Laura remembers dancing for her grandmother while they watched The Lawrence Welk Show together.
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