Grandma Tells a Story

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Grandma and Grandpa are lonely. Their house is too quiet. They have only their dog for company, and shes getting old. They long for a grandchild to read to, to bake for, and most of all, to love. When a letter arrives announcing that a grandchild is on the way, the rejoicing begins! Grandma and Grandpa shout their excitement from the windows and dance around the house as they prepare to go see their new grandchild.

Rich, realistic illustrations capture the joy a new child brings...

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Willingham, Fred Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. 2001 Good to very Good in Good jacket Grandma Tells a Story by Lois G. Grambling, illustrated by Fred Willingham. Hardback story/picture ... book has some imperfections-overall is clean and in good to very good condition with good dust jacket. NOT AN EX-LIB! Read more Show Less

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Grandma and Grandpa are lonely. Their house is too quiet. They have only their dog for company, and shes getting old. They long for a grandchild to read to, to bake for, and most of all, to love. When a letter arrives announcing that a grandchild is on the way, the rejoicing begins! Grandma and Grandpa shout their excitement from the windows and dance around the house as they prepare to go see their new grandchild.

Rich, realistic illustrations capture the joy a new child brings to the whole family. Written from Grandmas point of view, this touching book provides the perfect inspiration for grandparents new and old to share their excitement at every grandchilds birth. A nameplate in the front of this delightful story allows grandparents to dedicate the book to their special grandchild.

Author Biography: Lois G. Grambling started writing for children when her first grandchild was born. She has published Daddy Will Be There (Greenwillow), Can I Have a Stegasaurus? (Bridgewater), and a dozen other books. She lives in Binghamton, New York, with her husband, but not too far away from her grandchildren.

Fred Willingham has loved to draw since he was a young boy. He graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is now a full-time freelance illustrator. He has illustrated several childrens books, his most recent being the lively Busy Toes. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

A grandmother and grandfather eagerly anticipate the birth of their first grandchild.

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What grandchild would not want to hear the story of how much he or she was wanted? This time the story is told through the voice of a doting grandmother. The couple longed for a grandchild and what they feel as they await the birth of this wonderful gift is simply told. Although the illustrations are well-done, they tend to be dark and do not reflect the excitement and joy of an anticipated birth. 2001, Whispering Coyote/Charlesbridge, $15.95. Ages 3 to 6. Reviewer: Rita Karr
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PreS-Gr 1-A grandmother describes how lonely she and Grandpa are. They long for a grandchild "to fill our house with laughter, a child to bake cookies for on a rainy afternoon, a child to read stories to at bedtime." Once they learn that one is on the way, they shop for a teddy bear and other items. As soon as the baby is born, they travel to meet it and promise to play with it, to bake cookies, and to read to the "most wonderful grandchild in the whole world." This is the sort of story that children love to hear-how eagerly awaited and important they are. The double-page spreads are rendered in brightly colored mixed media that reinforce the story's action. The adults' expressions and activities clearly convey yearning and delight. In a nice touch, the grandchild's gender is not revealed. In contrast, Marion Dane Bauer's Grandmother's Song (S & S, 2000) poetically describes grandmother bearing a daughter who then bears a son. Its approach is contemplative and quiet while Grambling's story is more down-to-earth.-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580890571
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.46 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Grambling is the author of more than twenty children's books, including CAN I BRING WOOLLY TO THE LIBRARY, MS REEDER? and CAN I HAVE A STEGOSAURUS, MOM? CAN I? PLEASE!? She lives in Binghamton, New York.
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