Now One Foot, Now the Other

Now One Foot, Now the Other

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by Tomie dePaola
     
 

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Bobby loved to be with his grandfather, Bob. They did so many things together. Then Bob suffered a stroke, and Bobby was frightened and confused until he realized that even though Bob couldn't move or talk, he knew what was happening around him.

And it was Bobby who began to help Bob with some of the things his grandfather had helped him to learn--how to eat by

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Bobby loved to be with his grandfather, Bob. They did so many things together. Then Bob suffered a stroke, and Bobby was frightened and confused until he realized that even though Bob couldn't move or talk, he knew what was happening around him.

And it was Bobby who began to help Bob with some of the things his grandfather had helped him to learn--how to eat by himself, to talk, and even to walk again.

In this companion volume to Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs, Tomie de Paola lovingly and perceptively explores the relationship between a child and his grandfather in a situation experienced by many families.

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Publishers Weekly
"Bobby was named after his best friend, his grandfather, Bob," begins Tomie dePaola's heartwarming tale of the special relationship between grandchild and grandparent, Now One Foot, Now the Other (1981). The title refers to one of the boy's favorite stories: how Bob taught Bobby to walk. And after Bob has a stroke, it's Bobby's turn to help his grandfather relearn how to walk. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399224003
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/1981
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 7.55(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Connecticut and New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
September 15, 1935
Place of Birth:
Meriden, CT
Website:
http://www.tomie.com/main.html

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Now One Foot, Now the Other 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
susan sensinger More than 1 year ago
Don't bother, it's not even his book. I'm going to delete from my collection immediately.
Gidgitte Dougherty More than 1 year ago
This is not a Tomie DePaola book I clicked it before reading the reviews. Bad choice. This is a scanned book of something else.
debbDB More than 1 year ago
I am so upset. This is NOT Tomie dePaola's book! What a rip off. This is a scanned document of something very different. Very, VERY, disappointed.
Ella Smith More than 1 year ago
free is too much for this book. if i could give this a zero star review, i would.!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
He was born. His grandfathers name is Bob. Bob named the baby bobby. He taught him to waik one foot now the other. I like it a lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the story because of when the grandfather got better. First Bobby was born. They built with the blocks.Then Bob sneezed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Summary. Bobby was born. He was named after Bob his grandfather. Then Bob gets very sick. Will Bob ever get better? Opininon. Yes I think it's good. Why? I liked it because it was like my grandpa.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was funny but it was also sad. It was a good book. I also read the Art Lesson and it was really funny.
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I kind of like it. Then it started to get lower and I called it poor. Grandpa had a stroke. He is really cool. He sneezes when he sees the elephant block.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First Bobby was born. He was named after his grandpa Bob. Thay built blocks together. Bob had a stroke. He was very sick. He couldn't move at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bobby was named after his grandpa Bob.Bob teaches him how to walk.But then,Bob gets a stroke.Will Bob ever get better?I don't know.Find out in the story!It's okay but not very interresting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bobby was born.He was named after his best friend his grandfather Bob.His granfather said to everyone Bobby will be three years old before he can say grandfather. They play blocks together and they made a tall tower. When ever they put the. Elephant block on, Bob sneezes. On Bobbys fifth birthday, Bob took him to see firework.When Bobby came home his Mom and Dad told Bobby that Bob had a stroke and he was in the hospital.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bobby's first word was Bob. Then Bob had a stroke.Will he learn how to walk again?
Guest More than 1 year ago
First,Bobby was born.Next, Bob taught Bobby how to walk.Third, Bob had a stroke. I really liked this story because it was based on a real story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bobby was born.He was named after his Grandpa.On his birthday his Grandpa got a stroke.I like when Bobby was born.
Guest More than 1 year ago
He was born.His grandfather named him after his grandfather. His name is Bobby. On his sixth birthday he goes to his grandfather.They play with the blocks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked it because it's a nice story because the auther thought about it and ther is a boy and a Grandfuther.The boy's name is Bobby.His grandfother's naame is Bob.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bobby was born bobby. Bob played with blocks. Bob, the grandpa, had a stroke. What will happen? I liked it because it has a happy ending.