The Grandma Book

The Grandma Book

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by Todd Parr
     
 

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Featuring Todd Parr's signature colorful and kid-friendly illustrations, The Grandma Book portrays the different ways grandmothers show their grandchildren love, from offering advice and babysitting to making things and giving lots of kisses.

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Featuring Todd Parr's signature colorful and kid-friendly illustrations, The Grandma Book portrays the different ways grandmothers show their grandchildren love, from offering advice and babysitting to making things and giving lots of kisses.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
As with The Mommy Book and The Daddy Book, the paper-over-board The Grandma Book and The Grandpa Book by Todd Parr continue to celebrate family members with many hues (a purple-complexioned, blue beehive-sporting granny demonstrates "some grandmas have a lot of purses"), shapes and interests. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
In this ode to grandmas, Parr has dismissed stereotypes and focused on the essence of experiencing the best that the child/grandma relationship has to offer. An experienced teacher described helping her 4th grade class write poetry about their grandmothers. She was listing words like rocking chair, knitting, and napping when her students began to protest that their grandmothers did not do any of those things. Parr also recognizes that today's grandmas are quite capable of dancing, working, driving (slow and fast), as well as loving (to distraction) their grandchildren. His uncluttered line art is as colorful as ever and his observations are equally as astute as in his previous books. Grandmas are a source of unending delight for their grandchildren—as are grandchildren for their Nanas, Nonnas, YaYas, Grammies, Grannies, Grandmommas, Mimis, Grams, Memaws, Nunnys, Omas, Bube, Ninis, or whatever name gets invented by the first grandchild. It is obvious that Parr adored and adores his own grandmothers (the book is dedicated to them) and his book gives children a concrete look at this loving, nurturing relationship that every child should get to enjoy—either through their own families or the "adoption" of a grandmother. Mine loved me and I love my grandchildren—this book is a celebration of all aspects of my own experience and I truly hope YOURS. Classroom readings of this paean to loving will result in great discussions and excellent writing prompts at all age levels. 2006, Little Brown and Company, Ages 2 up.
—Sheilah Egan
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-In this affectionate and humorous pair of books, Parr explores the differences among grandparents: "Some grandmas have a lot of purses"; "Some grandpas can wiggle their ears." He also notes their similarities: "Some grandmas live with a grandpa"; "Some grandpas live with a grandma." The books end with a short message about grandparents and a reminder to tell them that you love them. The artist's skillful use of bright neon, supersaturated colors, thickly outlined simple figures, and brief text combine to make the books lots of fun. Good additions to any collection and wonderful choices for a storytime.-Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316070416
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
153,891
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Todd Parr has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including The Goodbye Book, The Family Book, The I Love You Book, and It's Okay to be Different. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Berkeley, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1962
Place of Birth:
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Education:
High school diploma
Website:
http://www.toddparr.com

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The Grandma Book 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it to my baby sister and brother they loved it now they now how to say "grandma".So cute!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
see above
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this to read to my grandkids while we were camping in the back yard. I was disappointed how short it was as it is only 6 pages. Cute for what it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm back!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yaaaah.........
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Fubbie More than 1 year ago
This book was so much fun to read. The storyline was cute and the illustrations were darling. My 3 year old daughter absolutely loves it. She had it memorized after just a few readings, which made it even more fun for her because then she could "read" it to me. It shows a true picture of what most grandmothers are.