What Grandmas Can't Do

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There are lots of things regular people can do, but grandmas can't. Grandmas can't bake your favorite cookies by themselves. And sometimes they can't laugh without tears coming out of their eyes. Grandmas can't let you go to bed without reading you a story — or six.

But of all the many things grandmas can't do, there's one thing that they can't do best of all; they can't possibly love you more than they ...

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Overview

There are lots of things regular people can do, but grandmas can't. Grandmas can't bake your favorite cookies by themselves. And sometimes they can't laugh without tears coming out of their eyes. Grandmas can't let you go to bed without reading you a story — or six.

But of all the many things grandmas can't do, there's one thing that they can't do best of all; they can't possibly love you more than they already do!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In an intergenerational tribute to matriarchs, What Grandmas Can't Do by Douglas Wood, illus. by Doug Cushman, joyfully enumerates all of the activities that require the help of a grandchild: baking "your favorite cookies," for instance, or telling stories (Grandmas "need a really good listener"). The first two books in this popular series are now available in mini-editions: What Moms Can't Do and What Dads Can't Do. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Another book in a reassuring series that includes What Moms Can't Do (2001) and What Dads Can't Do (2000, both S & S). As in previous titles, a young dinosaur comments on the personality traits of a particular adult: "There are lots of things regular people can do but grandmas can't....Grandmas can't let you go to bed without reading you a story-or six. And getting a kiss." The pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are filled with humorous details and reinforce the warm relationship between grandparent and child. Although she doesn't have the can-do spirit of Kate Lum's protagonist in What! Cried Granny (Dial, 1999), Wood's grandmother is still part of a modern child's world: "Grandmas may not know how to use computers, or video games, or the newest whatchamacallit. But they're ready to learn." The text and outcome of this story are as predictable and comforting as bedtime routines in the well-ordered life of a well-loved child.-Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416954835
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 3/25/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 978,400
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Wood is the author of When a Dad Says “I Love You,” When a Grandpa Says “I Love You, The Secret of Saying Thanks, and A Quiet Place as well as the New York Times bestselling Can’t Do series. His books Old Turtle and Old Turtle and the Broken Truth were both international bestsellers. Additional titles include No One But You, illustrated by P.J. Lynch; Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed The World, illustrated by Barry Moser; and Where the Sunrise Begins, illustrated by K.Wendy Popp. Douglas lives in a cabin in the woods of Minnesota. A studied naturalist, he shares his knowledge of nature as a wilderness guide.

Doug Cushman is best known for his illustrations in the Can't Do series. He created the lovable dinosaur characters you see in this series. He simply can't wait for the next Can't Do book, called What Grandmas Can't Do.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

    Just like me

    As a differently-abled Grandma, I think this book made my grand-daughter see that lots of grandmas are special in their own way. It also made me feel better about my self. That I have much to offer my sweet grandchildren.

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