Synopses & Reviews
The re-issue of this strong-selling gift book (a companion to 41 Uses for a Grandma) will get a smile of recognition from both grandfathers and grandkids. From dance partner to handyman, the fun and functions of grandfathers are inventively explored. Some of the uses are straightforward, like the arms-circled-out-in-front "ball hoop." Other entries, such as grandpas' "uses" as entertainment center, butler, and mediator, supply kids with a fresh perspective. At the end, it all adds up to grandpa being a wonderful friend.
Grandparents are the reassuring heroes in this sweet story about a boy and girl who goand#160;on an overnight visit at their grandmother and grandfather's farm.
As every child knows, grandparents are special. Why? Because they love their grandchildren in their own unique way. Although the boy and girl in this story often make mistakes, their grandparents never lose patience, but help their grandchildren and cheer when they get things right.
Lyrical, soothing words are paired with warm and humorous pictures in this tribute to the unconditional love every grandparent and grandchild share.
About the Author
To write this book, Harriet Ziefert did first-hand research and drew on fond memories of her experiences with her own grandparents. Ms. Ziefert is a devoted grandmother and step-grandmother, and the acclaimed author of hundreds of children's books. And while she dedicated this book to her beloved husband and co-grandparent, she did also pen "...Uses for a Grandma" to include one additional "use." ☺ The author lives in South Orange, NJ.