It's time to go? OH NO! Joey is visiting his grandparents on his own for the very first time. Nervous about being far from home, sleeping in a strange bedroom, eating new foods, and leaving his favorite toys behind, Joey is absolutely positive this will be the worst trip ever. Little does Joey know what fun Grandma and Grandpa have in store for him if he can find the courage to try something new!
Gathering his courage, Joey takes a train ride, visits dinosaurs at the museum, goes fishing, attends a party where he meets new friends, camps out in the backyard, discovers a secret recipe for spaghetti sauce, and learns just how exciting new experiences can be.
To encourage readers to also try something new, the author shares Grandpa's Super Duper Secret Recipe for sauce on a tear-out recipe card in this special hardcover edition.
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.31(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 6 Years|
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As a kindergarten teacher I am always looking for terrific new picture books to read aloud to my class. 'I don't want to go' by Addie Meyer Sanders is a new classic for my collection. The simple, easy to follow story line of a child spending a few days alone with his grandparents lends itself for making connections to children's own lives. Children relate to the fears Joe has as illustrated in clever thought bubbles before each new event. Children can even add other predictions of what might happen. Joe conquers his fears, gains confidence and learns how much fun he can have with his grandparents when he is brave and gives them a chance. The writing is top notch and the illustrations are colorful and expressive. I highly recommend this book.