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The young reader is introduced to several grandmothers and grandfathers, each of whom is an immigrant, presumably to the United States. Each brief entry details their homeland, what they are called (e.g., Poppy, Nonno, Babushka, Grannie), and what the child likes to do with him or her. These activities are universal, like reading, cooking, watching birds, or making snowballs. A map insert shows the grandparent's native country, set in at least a partial continental map; but that does not give the young child a context in his own world. Information gleaned from the text is minimal. Similar in format to others in Rourke's "The World Around Us" series, the format includes a photograph on each page and text that is formulaic, with a singsong, repetitive sentence pattern that certainly does not model good writing for youngsters. The lack of any real information makes this uninteresting reading. A short glossary, a brief index, suggested reading, and web sites are provided. The web sites are aimed at adults, although one (grandparents-day.com) suggests a few activities around family history. Comprehension questions on the back cover might foster some family conversation.