The Wednesday Surprise

The Wednesday Surprise

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by Eve Bunting, Donald Carrick
     
 

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Anna and Grandma are planning a surprise for Dad's birthday. Dad thinks he has received all his presents, Grandma stands up and gives him the best one of all: she reads aloud the stories that Anna has taught her. "A plug for literacy is just the bonus; the real focus is on the lessons old and young share when they learn to read each other's hearts." -- School Library

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Anna and Grandma are planning a surprise for Dad's birthday. Dad thinks he has received all his presents, Grandma stands up and gives him the best one of all: she reads aloud the stories that Anna has taught her. "A plug for literacy is just the bonus; the real focus is on the lessons old and young share when they learn to read each other's hearts." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Bunting's touching story of an unexpected birthday treat contains a subtle message about adult literacy; PW said, ``Carrick's glowing watercolors are the perfect partner to this story of a warm and loving family.'' Ages 3-8. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-A loving story about a proud granddaughter and her successful efforts to teach her grandmother to read. A plug for literacy is just the bonus; the real focus is on the lessons old and young share when they learn to read each other's hearts. A joyful surprise for any day of the week. (June, 1989)
From the Publisher

"A plug for literacy is just the bonus; the real focus is on the lessons old and young share when they learn to read each other's hearts." School Library Journal, Starred

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395547762
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
56,507
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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"A plug for literacy is just the bonus; the real focus is on the lessons old and young share when they learn to read each other's hearts." School Library Journal, Starred

Meet the Author

EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.

Donald Carrick has illustrated many children's books. He lives in Edgartown, Massachusetts.

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The Wednesday Surprise 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would say this book is very good. It makes a lot of sense to me. It was never boring. This book is about a little girl who has her grandmother come over every Wednesday to make something for her father. This book was pretty good. The reason I say this is because I can understand where they are coming from. My grandma and I are really close to each other. And we never let any thing get in the way of our love. All I can say is you will have to read this book to figure out what the surprise is.