Ultimate Guide to Grandmas and Grandpas!

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Did you know that when you have a grandma or a grandpa, there are guidelines for how best to take care of them? There are all sorts of special things you need to do to make them feel loved. Now here at last is a manual packed with advice, pointers, and helpful hints. For instance, you need to dance for them, sing to them, draw pictures for them, and even hold their hand when they cross the street! It's also very important that sometimes you take a nap with them (so that they're not the only ones). But most ...

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Overview

Did you know that when you have a grandma or a grandpa, there are guidelines for how best to take care of them? There are all sorts of special things you need to do to make them feel loved. Now here at last is a manual packed with advice, pointers, and helpful hints. For instance, you need to dance for them, sing to them, draw pictures for them, and even hold their hand when they cross the street! It's also very important that sometimes you take a nap with them (so that they're not the only ones). But most importantly, you need to give them lots of hugs and kisses—because that's what grandmas and grandpas like best!

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3- In this story about how children should treat their elders, grandparents and grandchildren representing all kinds of animal species play together, enjoy snacks, take trips, tell stories, snuggle, and share secrets. Lloyd-Jones's text is both charming and tongue-in-cheek as she explains the rules for a variety of youngster/oldster interactions: "It's important to let your grandpa have some of your ice cream, and let him build you big sand castles like when he was a boy"; or, "You need to teach your grandma football, let her score touchdowns, and then shout, 'Good job, Grandma!'" Emberley's enchanting illustrations mirror each character's personality: a monkey grandfather, wearing a hoop earring and pushed-up spectacles, sits on a lounge chair and reads to a lap full of squirming grandbabies; a large bear is hugged by a circle of smiling cubs; and a pig grandmother sits on a couch with two piglets and a bucket of popcorn. The joys, frivolities, and frustrations that are part of the intergenerational dynamic as well as the special bond that exists nowhere else are all delightfully conveyed with deadpan humor in both text and art.-Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY

Kirkus Reviews
Lloyd-Jones's celebration of the grandparent/grandchild bond presents itself as an instruction manual for children. Readers are advised not only to dance, sing and play with their grandparents, but also to "help" grandma and grandpa cross the street and park the car, to make sure they take their naps and to let their grandparents give them special treats that mom and dad won't allow and permission to stay up past their bedtimes. Most importantly, of course, kids must hug and kiss and love grandma and grandpa, because that's what they "like best in all the world." Readers of all ages will appreciate Emberley's lively illustrations. A wide-eyed, open-mouthed grandma tiger in pink nightgown stands on the bed as she tells her grandchild a bedtime story; a little rabbit feeds a chocolate ice-cream cone to an exhausted grandpa rabbit who sits in the middle of a sandcastle. The notion that grandma and grandpa's house is a no-rules-apply zone won't sit well with all parents, but who cares? It's not for them. (Picture Book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060756871
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/22/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 189,335
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Sally Lloyd-Jones

Sally Lloyd-Jones is the author of several books for children, including the New York Times bestselling How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister, illustrated by Sue Heap, and The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas & Grandpas!, illustrated by Michael Emberley. She lives in New York City, where she writes full-time.

Michael Emberley has been writing and illustrating children's books for almost twenty-five years. He illustrated Happy Birth Day! by Robie H. Harris as well as You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman. Michael lives in San Diego, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    THIS BOOK MAKES A REALLY CUTE GIFT TO GIVE TO NEW GRANDPARENTS TO SHARE WITH THEIR GRANDCHILDREN FOR YEARS TO COME. SUCH A CUTE STORY ABOUT EVERYTHING GRANDMA AND GRANDPA DO TO WATCH OVER THE KIDS AND THE STORY TELLS THE KIDS TO TAKE CARE OF GRANDMA AND GRANDPA. SUCH A FUN STORY MY GRANDDAUGHTER LOVES THIS BOOK!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2010

    Great book for all!

    Really good book not just for kids, but for grandparents as well. Bought this book for mother and father-in-law for Christmas to read to the grandkids. I think the grandparents loved it just as much as the grandkids.

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