What Grandpas Do Best

What Grandpas Do Best

by Laura Numeroff, Lynn M. Munsinger
     
 
Grandpas 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 grandpas and the wonderful everyday things they do.

Overview

Grandpas 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 grandpas and the wonderful everyday things they do.

Editorial Reviews

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:
9780689847011
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
MINIATURE
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.82(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Laura Numeroff is well known as the author of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie and the flipbook, What Grandmas Do Best/What Grandpas Do Best. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her horse Otis.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Brentwood, California
Date of Birth:
July 14, 1953
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975
Website:
http://www.lauranumeroff.com

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