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What Grandmas Do Best What Grandpas Do Bestby Laura Joff Numeroff
Synopses & Reviews
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.
One side of this upside-down book celebrates all of the things grandmas do for their grandchildren. Turning the book over and around produces a similar celebration of grandpas. Full-color illustrations.
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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