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Oh Grana!

Oh Grana!

by Janice Jobey


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In this tale, a grandmother and grandchild have a candid conversation about the function of body parts that are found endearing, but puzzling, by an inquisitive grandchild. Surprise leads to sweet rhyming responses that are satisfyingly and lovingly imparted by an understanding grandmother. While the reader may catch a glimpse of "Little Red Riding Hood's" refrain, "yes, my dear", the story goes beyond fairytale. Colorful illustrations and simple language combine to both entertain and engage the child in exploring the grandparent relationship and demonstrates value in multi-generational learning. Regardless of the many names for grandmother, this affectionate grandparent poem makes a great read for both grandmother and grandchild.

The predictable phrases and rhyming words are important strategies for developing phonological awareness in young children, an important skill for developing early literacy. LITERACY LINKS provides various ways to "read" the book with attention to various aspects of literacy skills, including:
*phonological awareness
*phonemic awareness
*alphabetic principle
*predictable text
*and more!

This book is also part of the MeComplete Early Learning Program, Volume 1, Unit 3, Me and My Family. The complete curricular set may be purchased at

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974139866
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/31/2017
Series: Family Love , #1
Pages: 26
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Janice Jobey is an early childhood expert specializing in literacy, early learning, and mental health. Her early childhood experiences with hearing and speech challenges have provided the passion for promoting phonological awareness in young children through every day events. Her vast experiences from childhood to "grandmother-hood" provide the basis for her books and speaking engagements.
She holds graduate degrees in child development and education. She lives in rural Oklahoma where she enjoys writing books and literacy curriculum and spending time in her gardens and with her grandchildren.

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