What Grandmas Do Best

What Grandmas Do Best

by Laura Numeroff, Lynn Munsinger
     
 

Grandmas can do lots of things, like teach you how to dance, show you some magic tricks, and play games with you. But what do they do best? The answer is made perfectly clear in this irresistible mini-celebration of grandmas and the wonderful everyday things they do.See more details below

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Overview

Grandmas can do lots of things, like teach you how to dance, show you some magic tricks, and play games with you. But what do they do best? The answer is made perfectly clear in this irresistible mini-celebration of grandmas and the wonderful everyday things they do.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
School Library Journal These warm, cheerful vignettes are sure to resonate with children.
Publishers Weekly
Laura Numeroff's What Grandmas Do Best and What Grandpas Do Best, both illus. by Lynn Munsinger, return in miniature gift editions. Unlike the two-titles-in-one original, Grandma and Grandpa get separate treatment in these two distinct books. Still, the text remains the same, describing how grandparents "play hide-and-seek" and "help you build a sandcastle." (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
The original book was a list of what grandmas do best that began on one side of the book, while what grandpas do best started from the other side upside down, and they met in the middle. It has now has been reproduced as two separate smaller books¾What Grandmas Do Best and What Grandpas Do Best. The activities, ranging from playing and picnicking to napping, dancing and singing lullabies, are simply stated and are the same for both. It is in the pictures of various anthropomorphic grandparents that the humor and the differences shine. And of course, what they all do best of all is "give you lots and lots of love." Munsinger has elephants and pigs among the represented males, and frogs and mice among the females. All are depicted with colored drawings of the loving pairs in the minimum settings. The same activities are contrasted, including Grandma's finger painting with Grandpa's easel and canvas; her neat sand castle with his more casual effort. Along with smiles, there is food for discussion in the differences. 2000, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $14.00. Ages 3 to 6. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689847004
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
Miniature Gift Edition
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
318,440
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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